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How to Recover iPhone Deleted SMS & Contacts from SIM Card

In general, SIM card saves messages, contacts, photos etc for cell phone. But the capacity of SIM card determines how many materials cell phone can store. So sometimes, some data are deleted or erased from cell phone SIM card to free up space. However, if SIM card data are deleted accidently, such as contacts or messages, how can you recover them?

This article will tell you two ways to recover SIM card deleted SMS & contacts, recover SIM card data from iPhone directly or extract SIM card data from iTunes backup file.

  1. Way 1: Recover SIM Card Data from iPhone Directly
  2. Way 2: Extract SIM Card Data from iTunes Backup File

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Way 1: Recover SIM Card Data from iPhone Directly

Install and run iOS Data Genius on Windows computer, and then connect your iPhone to computer. When iPhone is detected by computer and iOS Data Genius program, follow the steps below to do.

Step 1: Begin to scan iPhone SIM card data

"Recover from iOS Device" - SIM card data recovery mode is chosen by default, so generally we don’t need to choose it again. Just check "I have backed up my device with iTunes" and click Start Scan button.

scan SIM card data in iPhone

Step 2: Recover SIM card data from iPhone

After scanning iPhone, SIM card data will be shown in new interface. You can preview them one by one, and make sure which data you would like to restore. Then check or choose data, and tap Recover button to save them on your computer.

recover SIM card data from iPhone directly

Way 2: Extract SIM Card Data from iTunes Backup File

In this way, you can extract SIM card data from iTunes backup file if you have backed up iPhone with iTunes. The steps to extract SIM card data from iTunes backup are similar to Way 1. Therefore, we just need to choose data recovery mode and go on like recovering SIM Card data from iPhone directly.

Step 1: Choose SIM card data recovery mode "Recover from iTunes Backup File".

Step 2: Select an iTunes backup file from backup list for iPhone SIM card data recovery.

Step 3: Scan iTunes backup, preview and recover SIM card data from iPhone backup file.

scan SIM card data in iPhone iTunes backup file

1. Click Start Scan button after you select iTunes backup file for your iPhone.

2. Preview SIM card data in iTunes backup file.

preview and recover SIM card data from iTunes backup file

3. Choose messages and contacts, and tap Recover to restore SIM card data for iPhone.

4. Save recovered SIM card messages and contacts on computer.

save SIM card data on computer

More information about this SIM card data recovery tool, please see the introductions of iOS Data Genius.

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