If i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it

There are certain things that might a phone user to change or switch sim card from one phone to another, but at times one may ask what will happen afterwards of switching the sim card.

Will all the sim information and data still remain in the sim card, or probably not.

Now this brings about the question of the day, and that is;

If i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it?

Definitely no. When you switch sim card to a different phone all the received and sent text messages will not be in the sim card simply because text messages are not entirely stored in the sim card.

I’ve received some number of questions related to the topic, with some asking will I still see all the text messages that are in the sim card or probably will not see it.

As I’m fond of switching sim cards,  I will explain all you need to know on these types of questions based in my own experience.

Currently I make use of three mobile phones, and not only that I have multiple sim cards. Irrespective of the fact that I have multiple sim cards to my name, I only have single sim mobile phones. So what I’m trying to say is that I’m found of swapping sim card always.

Especially if I’m need to retrieve a contact or information stored in the sim card.

For this question on if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it, I will answer based on android and IOS, and also the mobile network.

If i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it

Absolutely no. If you switch your sim card to a different phone altogether, all the text messages won’t show up in the other phone you’re putting the sim card into because the text messages are not stored in the sim card.

For example, you have phone A and Phone B. Your sim card has always been in phone A and this is where you have all your received messages through the sim card.

Then you want to want to make use of the phone B by switching your sim card to the phone B.

If you do so, all the received messages will still be in phone A even though you have removed your sim card from the phone.

Yes, that’s the truth.

Messages received in a phone doesn’t store in the sim card but rather it stores in the phone. If you receive a message through your sim card, removing the SIM card from your phone won’t remove the message unless you get rid of the message by deleting it.

So looking at the question on if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it, the messages will still be in the phone but not the sim card.

If you remove the sim card, and put it into another phone, you won’t see the messages cause the are stored in the phone and not the sim card. Your sim card can only store your contacts and not the messages.

Now let me give you an insight which again helps to answer the question on if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it.

In some mobile phones especially the feature phone, if you remove a ssim card from the mobile phone, all the entire messages received through the sim will not seen in the phone.

Yes, this is very much possible and I have seen it happen to me. My very first feature phone did this, and also the second one I bought last two years.

Please what I mean by feature phone are phones which you only use it to make or receive calls as well as messages. Some of them can browse the internet like the Java phones.

I noticed that some of the feature phones will remove the messages from the phone immediately you remove a sim card from them.

The messages which were received through the sim card.

In this case, the messages are stored in the phone through the sim card, if you remove the sim card from the phone, you’re as well removing the messages from the phone.

Now I’m heading to answer the question on if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it, based on my experience with my android phone.

On android phone

If you remove a sim card from an android phone, all the messages received on the sim card will be moved to the phone memory.

On putting or switching the sim card to another phone or android phone, you will not see all the received messages on the phone.

This is to tell you that if you remove a sim card from a mobile phone like android, all your messages will not be in the sim card but rather on your phone.

Putting the sim card into another phone, you won’t see your received messages cause they are already moved to your phone memory.

On the iPhone, it is still the same case with android. All received text messages will be moved into the Phone memory immediately you removed your sim card from the phone.

In this type of case, you need to backup all your entire sms and restored them to your new phone. This works very great on android, backing up sms only and restoring it on another android phone.


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I do hope to have answered the question on if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it.

Will I lose my text messages if I remove my SIM card? 

Will I lose my text messages if I remove my SIM card

Absolutely no, you won’t lose your text messages if you remove your sim card from your phone be it a feature phone, android phone or even the iPhone. No text messages will be lost because they are saved and stored in the phone memory. 

This question is similar to the main topic on if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it. Like I said, the received messages will forever be stored in your phone memory unless you deleted the messages or factory reset your phone.

So there’s nothing to be afraid of, your messages will still be intact and you won’t lose them.

Are text messages stored in SIM card on Android?

The answer is No. Text messages are stored in the android phone memory. This is why when you remove a sim card from an android phone, all the received and sent messages will stills remain in the phone.

Even though you can’t receive a text message without a simple card, all the entire messages received or sent through the sim card will remain or be stored in the phone memory.

How do I view text messages on my SIM card android?

To view view text messages on my SIM card android phone or tablet, kindly open the sms app on your phone. Tap on the three dots menu bar on your phone, and tap settings.

Tap more settings followed by text messages.

On the next window, it states view message on sim card just like on the picture below.

if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it

When you tap on the button, it will display all the messages on your sim card. The sim card I’m talking about is the sim card in your phone.

As it displays all the messages on sim card, you can edit the messages and copy them into phone memory. For this tutorial I’m using the Samsung Galaxy and I can’t really tell if it works on other Android phones.

Are text messages stored in SIM card on iPhone?

Absolutely no. Both received and sent yext messages are not stored in sim card on iphone, but rather they are stored in the iphone memory. So when you remove a sim card from an iphone, all text messages will still remain in the iphone. 

The only thing that is stored in the sim both on android and iPhone is the contact (though it is quite hard to save contacts to sim in iphones). All the contacts saved in the sim card.

This is to tell you that sim cards doesn’t store messages but rather contacts, and messages are stored in your phone memory.

Related Questions

Taking a look at some questions that might interest you and related to the main topic of the post, if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it.

How do I keep text messages when switching phones?

You don’t have to worry on keeping a text messages when switching phones because the text messages will still remain in the phone unless you have then all deleted from the phone.

Are text messages stored on the phone or SIM card?

Kindly know that text messages are stored in the phone memory and not the sim card. You can only use the sim card to receive and send text messages, but they are not stored in the sim card.

What information is stored on a SIM card?

Saved contacts and the user personal information or data are stored in the sim card, though what is usually seen are contacts saved in the sim card.

What happens if I put my boyfriends SIM card in my phone?

If you put your boyfriends sim card into your phone, you will be able to view all the contacts saved in the sim card, receive text messages and calls meant for your boyfriend.

However, you cannot see the text messages he received with the sim card. And this also goes to if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it.

Alsk note that if your phone is locked and your carrier is different from your boyfriend sim carrier, the sim card will not work in your mobile phone.

Don’t Miss!!!

The messages won’t be on the sim card but rather, will be moved to the phone memory. This is applicable to both android and Apple iphones as sim cards doesn’t store any other information or data other than contacts.

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