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    How to Recover Deleted Contacts & Text Messages from Android SIM Card?

    If you input any contacts or saving text messages into your Android mobile phone, they’ll be stored in the phone's internal flash memory, meaning that if you want to put a different SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card into your phone, you don’t have to do anything, and the contacts and text messages will still remain inside it. However, if you want to change your phone for a new one, you need to copy contacts from your phone to your SIM card. After copying the contacts to the card, you can use them in the new phone, otherwise you’ll have zero contact in the new one.

    Once you delete contacts or text messages from the SIM card in your Android phone, the space it used to occupy will be marked as blank. You can still recover them back as long as no other new data is inputted to take up the space. So you need to perform a quick recovering task as soon as you delete your contacts or text messages by accident. Choosing a professional SIM data recovery program is the key point because a inferior one may cause the data lost forever.

    Best SIM Card Data Recovery to Regain Lost Android Contacts and SMS

    To prevent the risk from trying a shoddy application, we humbly recommend you with the iPubsoft Android Data Recovery (for Windows 8/7/XP/Vista)or iPubsoft Android Data Recovery for Mac (Mac OS X 10.9 or later), which allows you easily recover lost to deleted contacts, text messages, and other file types from Android SIM card without a backup before, without any quality loss. Just refer to the guide below to see how to perform the contact and SMS recovery for your Android SIM card on Windows platform. Mac owners can also follow the steps.

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    A Few Click to Restore SMS & Contacts from SIM Card on Android Phone

    1: Connect your Android phone to the computer

    After you get the best SIM card data recovery software installed on your computer, double click on the shortcut icon of the program from the desktop to launch it and you will see the primary window like below. Connect your Android phone to the computer via USB.

    Note: The Android SIM Data Recovery software is compatible with all Android-based devices, including Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Google, Motorola, Huawei and so on.


    Step 2: Enable USB debugging on your phone

    You need to enable USB debugging on your phone before the scan. If you did it before, you can skip to the next step.

    (1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
    (2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
    (3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

    Once the USB debugging is enabled, click "Allow" on your phone to allow the program super user authorization when an Superuser Request pops up.

    Step 3: Scan for deleted SMS or contacts on the phone

    After you set the USB debugging, the program will detect your Android phone automatically and perform a quick san on your phone. When the scan finishes, all files contained in your Android phone, including deleted contacts and messages, will be found and you can preview them in detail.


    Step 4. Recover the deleted contacts and messages at once

    Mark the text messages and contacts you want to recover and begin to export them to your computer by clicking the button of "Recover". Ok, you have successfully recovered what you want.

    In addition to contacts and text messages, iPubsoft Android Data Recovery can also help you recover call history, photos, videos, music and more files from Android phone or Android SIM card easily and thoroughly. We kindly suggest you save the recovered files to your computer as a backup.

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