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

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

Will I still see all the text messages that are in the sim card or probably will not see it, I love to answer these types of questions whenever I see them online.

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 messages won’t show up on the other phone you’re putting the sim card into.

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 sim 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 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 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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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.

This question is similar to 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 on SIM card Android

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 on SIM card iPhone

Absolutely no, text messages are not stored on sim card iphone, but rather they are stored in the iphone memory.

The only thing that is stored in the sim both on android and iPhone is the contact. All the contacts saved in the sim card. This is to tell you that sim cards doesn’t store messages but rather contacts, messages are stored in your phone memory.

I hope the also helps in answering if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it.

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And for the last time, if i switch my sim card to a different phone will text messages be on it?

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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