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Contacts & SMS Recovery for SIM Card in iPhone Xs Max/Xs/XR/X/8, etc.

"Is it possible, through your cell phone provider, to retrieve contacts and text messages from iPhone SIM card? I had always thought that they might have a index of sorts, showing whom you've added as a contact and whom you've texted. Does that exist?"

SIM card, the short for Subscriber Identity Module, is used in your mobile phone to save most of the information that go through your phone, such as text messages and contacts. Have you ever deleted a very important text message or contact from your iPhone that you regret for the rest of your life? Are you searching for a professional SMS recovery program to retrieve these deleted data? If the answer to above questions is YES, then you do not need to gaze around anymore. In the article, we will show you how to recover lost text messsages, as well as contacts from iPhone SIM card.

Solution 1 - Recover Contacts & SMS from iPhone SIM Card with iTunes Backup
Solution 2 - How Directly Recover Contacts and SMS from iPhone SIM Card
Solution 3 - Retrieve Contacts and SMS from iPhone SIM Card with/without Backup
Solution 4 - Retrieve Contacts and SMS from iPhone SIM Card via iCloud Backup

First of all, we should know that it is still possible to recover deleted data from iPhone because the storing system will mark the deleted files as "deleted" and keep them in a invisible and unaccessible place. The original place where these deleted files occupied will become blank and wait for new data coming to take over the area. Once the area is overwritten by new data, there will be no chance to recover the deleted files. Therefore, choose a professional recovery tool to get back the lost data from SIM card before they have been overwritten is the key point!

Solution 1: Restore iPhone Contacts/SMS from iTunes Backup

Coolmuster Data Recovery for iPhone iPad iPod (Mac Version & Windows Version) is what I want to introduce here that is able to help iPhone users to recover not only text messages and contacts, but also photos, call list, notes, voice memos, camera roll, etc. from iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, etc. With this software, it is okay even if you don't have your iPhone at hand as long as you have ever sync your iPhone with your computer before. This program will extract the backup files fro your iPhone from the iTunes backup record and save them to your computer, so that you can sync them to your iDevice again. Below is the step-by-step guide to tell you how this software works.

Here we set Windows version as an example. If you are using a Mac, don't worry, you can turn to the Mac Version and follow the guide below as well because the operations on Windows and Mac computers are almost the same.

Step 1: Launch the program and scan iPhone backup files

Install and launch the program on your PC, then, you will get an interface of the program as below. All your iTunes backup files of iOS devices on your computer will be displayed on the main interface. Just select the one of your iPhone and then hit "Start Scan" to begin to scan for files on the iDevicie.

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Step 2. Preview recoverable text messages and contacts

When the scan finishes, contents inside the iTunes backup for your iPhone will all be extracted and showed in categories as the image below shows. To recover deleted contacts and text messages, you can just simply click to open the "Messages" and "Contact" folders and preview the contained content in the right panel in list. In this way, you can find the target files accurately and quickly.

Step 3. Save contacts and messages on the Local Disk

After you selecte all the contacts and SMS you want to restore, just press the big "Recover" button to save them on your computer. You will be asked to choose an output folder for saving these files, just specify a location where have enough space to store the recovered data.

For iPhone X or iPhone 8 users, here is an detailed tutorial for your reference: how to recover deleted contacts or messages on iPhone X or iPhone 8.

Solution 2: Directly Recover Contacts and SMS from iPhone

Don't have an iTunes backup? Then you can try this Coolmuster iPhone Contacts+SMS Recovery (Windows) software, which allows you to easily recover the lost contacts and messages from iPhone device even if you have no backup files. With this software, you are free to preview the deleted or existed contacts and messages as needed. Then, you can selectively or wholly recover the lost contacts and messages from iPhone device within simple clicks!

This software is pretty easy to use, you just need to follow the below steps to begin the contacts and messages recovery:

Step 1 - Once you open the installed software on the computer and then get your iPhone device connected to the computer via the USB cord. You will see the below interface. Now, you can choose the option of Select All and then hit the StartScan option to preview the contacts and messages on your iPhone device.

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Step 2 - As you can see now, you are free to enter Contacts or SMS tabs to preview more detailed information by choosing the options of Show All, Show Only Deleted or Show Only Existed. While previewing, you can tick out the files you want to recover from iPhone. Then hit the Export option to recover the contacts and messages. Note: The recovered files will be saved on the computer.

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Within a little while, all the lost contacts and messages will be regained. But this software can only be used to recover conatcts and messages from iPhone!

Also Read:

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone 7/6/5S/5/4S

Export SMS from iPhone 7 Plus/6S Plus/6/5S/5C to Computer

Solution 3: Recover iPhone SMS/Contacts from iTunes/iCloud/iDevice

Aside from the two professional data recovery tools as mentioned in the above, actually there is another software integrating the two above programs in one. That is, Coolmuster iOS Data Rescuer, which offers you 3 modes of data recovery - Recover from iDevice Itself, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud Backup. So, it enables you to easily recover SMS and contacts from iPhone no matter you have an iTunes backup/iCloud backup or not. Apart from contacts and messages, this software can also support other files like photos, videos, Safari bookmarks, reminders, call histories and many more.

Using this software is quite easy, just a few simple steps;

Step 1. Open the installed software on the computer and then link your iPhone to the computer via the USB cord. Then the software will detect your device and show you the main interface.

Step 2. As you can see, 3 different recovery modes are arranged on the main interface for your inference. You can then choose the right recovery mode and hit the follow the onscreen to continue the process.

Step 3. Then this software will display all file folders on the main interface for your inference. You can then enter the right file folder to preview more detailed file information and tick them out. Then, hit the "Recover" option to recover lost contacts and messages from your device. Now, just wait patiently for the process to get completed within a little while.

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