How Can I Recover Deleted Texts From an AT&T GoPhone?

By Steven French

Losing an important text message can be devastating.
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There are a number of reasons why you may wish to recover deleted text messages from your AT&T GoPhone. Perhaps you accidentally deleted an important message and need to recover it, or perhaps you wish to monitor a child's text messages for her safety. Since AT&T phones generally store text messages on the SIM card, recovering deleted texts is usually possible with SIM recovery software since they are usually not actually deleted until they are overwritten by new data.

Step 1

Navigate to the text message menu of your phone and check the deleted messages box to see if the message is still there. Many phones move messages to this box before completely deleting them. If your phone does not have this feature or the message is not available, continue to the next step.

Step 2

Call your cell phone service provider and ask for a record of all text messages sent in a specific time range. Providers are often restricted from providing this information in some areas, but it is worth asking before trying other options.

Step 3

Install SIM card recovery software on your computer by following the instructions included with the software. Launch the program.

Step 4

Turn off the phone and remove the SIM card. The card is usually found by removing the battery cover and the battery. Slide the SIM card up and out of the slot.

Step 5

Insert the SIM card into a SIM card reader and insert the reader into a USB port on your computer or laptop.

Step 6

Follow the on-screen prompts to view the contents of your SIM card. Most programs will have an SMS or text message section where you can click and view any recovered text messages.