SIManager help

As suggested by Martin, an easy recapitulation steps to Managing your SIM:

1 – Unlock SIM if you are using a SIM lock and it is not already unlocked.
2 – Allow iPhone to finish “Searching” for carrier — at this point it doesn’t matter whether Airplane mode is on or off.
3 – “Read from SIM” will import the contacts from your SIM card into the SIManager Local List (unchanged imported contacts have a neutral color in list). Note: if you get a database error, restart the app.
4 – Replace, Delete, Import, or Modify contacts by pressing the contact you want to act on (turning it yellow) bringing up the “Edit Local Contact” menu (changed contacts will be in green, deleted contacts will be in red).
5 – “+” will add contacts bring up the “Add Local Contact” menu (new contacts will be in green).
6 – The function wheel will bring up the “List Function Menu” for Clearing, Deleting All, Resorting, Backing up and Restoring the Local List, Importing the iPhone Addressbook, and for starting and stopping the Debug Log.
7 – “Write to SIM” after all changes are made to the Local List will save it back to the SIM.

IMPORTANT : at end of modification you MUST WRITE the SIM to permanent save the contacts; all contacts in the local list become gray, then you can close the app

****************** UPDATE ******************
added beta support so SMS, a bit limited for now but i wait your feedback


seem that with last jb tool there are some iphone without /var/mobile/Documents folder so now the application create it if its not present

completely rewritten the read routine with a great improvement in the speedy -)

sent today 13/04 at the repo man, i think should be available for end of week

****************** UPDATE ******************

- add compatibility with 4.3.1 (tested only with 3 iphone4 but i think on 3gs work 2.4 too)
- fix the coding routine with some charset like greek
- fix error with some sim where was read a secondary phonebook with 3 or 5 entries instead the main phonebook

****************** UPDATE ******************

at last i have found a way to read the sim on the iphone 4 too :) (thank to bechstein and saurik irc chat for the tips)

Its available on the bigboss/ispazio official repo.

For the people that got error ‘Database is corrupted’ , please check in is there a folder /var/mobile/Documents. If isnt there create it and kill – restart SImanager (for strange reason on some JB iPhone this directory was not automatically created)

****************** UPDATE ******************
seem that some device have the default modem setting a bit different : this cause an error message is displayed after the 1st contact is saved on the sim and procedure is stopped.
I think will be fixed this weekend





seem that there are issue with some type of SIM, so i have add a log trace during the read function.


If you have issue proceed with these step:


tool / start log creation




perform the usual Read SIM function and at end tool / Send log




A send email form will be show, with log already attacched


Please, keep in mind that the log is a trace of connection from the software with your SIM, so maybe that it contain some personal information (number and contacts)! If uou not agree to send this information, for debug only ofcourse, NOT send any email




hello guys,


to start, i remember you that  SIManager work on a ‘local copy’ of SIM data and all modification are made on this local database; to bring the change into SIM (add, change or deletion) you MUST use Write To SIM function. Another important note: the first time you use SIManager, or you exchange the SIM of iPhone, you MUST use the Read From SIM function because only using it SIManager can know how many contact can store your SIM. If you dont do it will receive the error message SIM is full! trying to add any contact!


To empty the sim:

  • Read from SIM
  • Tool / Empty SIM (all row become red)
  • Write to SIM


New with 1.9

Search bar to search name or number

Sort the local list to name or position into SIM (the default)

The navigation bar now display SIMan (xx/yy) where xx are the number of contacts used and yy the total number of contact that your SIM can store


So now with tool menu you can



with Add (+) you can choice to pickup a contact from iPhone or enter it manually





selecting an entry from the list


Where replace change the selected entry with a contact picked from iPhone where with modify you can edit directly the entry.


All SIM that i have directly tested work fine, you you have issue with some SIM model (i have read that italian 3 sim ha not work) the only chance to solve the issue is to find a user with the problem and a good knowledge of iphone that can test for me some command with SSH (or send me a SIM)



230 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Thank friend!

    January 26th, 2010

  2. Огромное спасибо разработчику!!!!

    January 26th, 2010

  3. Federico

    Ciao Giovanni grazie mille per l’applicazione. Io purtoppo ho la 3 e infatti non mi legge i numeri a parte alcuni preiimpostati della 3. Dei numeri privati niente. Fammi sapere come posso aiutarti. se ti dovessero servire screenshot etc. Mi piacerebbe esserti di aiuto ho qualche dimistichezza con iPhone e no problem ad usare ssh. Aspetto tue notizie. Fede

    January 27th, 2010

  4. admin

    allora e’ peggio di quello che pensavo :) avevo capito che dava errore in lettura… invece parrebbe di no ed allora e’ incompresnibile come ne legga solo una parte… ti contatto via mail

    January 27th, 2010

  5. Very good. Thank

    January 27th, 2010

  6. MirkoFG

    ciao giovanni ho notato dei problemi con skeda tre si devono fare molti tentativi per far si ke la sim viene letta altrimenti da errore di lettura… spero che risolvi questo bug … dai anke la possibilità di effettuare la chiamata nel contatto presente sulla sim e poi fai qualke miglioramento grafico e otterrai un ottimo risultato ci sentiamo su skype nn ti vedo piu in linea fatti vivo

    January 28th, 2010

  7. Richard

    A very handy app that seems to work very well tested on o2, orange and vodafone sim on 3g and 3gs all worked very well no problems providing you first read sim when inseted great stuff Giovanni thank you..ciao

    January 28th, 2010

  8. Arthur

    Hi thankyou for your app excellent it’s a discrace that a £500 iPhone can’t do simple copy to sim I’m in the uk I tried vodaphone orange o2 sim worked well but it dosent work on 3 network uk can you help I can send you new 3 sim from uk

    January 30th, 2010

  9. admin

    hi, thanks i send you an email

    January 30th, 2010

  10. MirkoFG

    giovanni se vuoi puoi contattarmi sempre su skype il problema e che non riesco a trovarti connesso su skype .. ho una marea di idee da darti e consigli per rendere ancor piu valida quest utile applicazione

    February 2nd, 2010

  11. Thank you very much !
    Works GREAT on my iPhone 2G with SIM from t-mobile USA.

    February 2nd, 2010

  12. admin

    hi, thanks for feedback

    February 2nd, 2010

  13. Chan

    Kudos for your efforts!
    For the recorde SM works well with Mobirel Sri Lanka old and new SIMs!

    February 5th, 2010

  14. Chan

    Possibly work with
    Dialog, Tigo, Hutch and Airtel SIMs

    February 5th, 2010


    Very nice won’t lose numbers. Ever again . Wow

    February 17th, 2010


    :) very nice

    February 17th, 2010

  17. JL

    Excellent it work fine with my SIM from Singapore thks!!!

    February 23rd, 2010

  18. I don’t hace “write to sim” activated. Some help.

    February 28th, 2010

  19. admin

    have you read the sim at least one time ?? its needed to know how many contact can be saved… youmust see the caption ‘SIM (0,250)’ where 250 (or other number) is the sim capacity; if you read (0,0) have not read the sim or the sim is unreadable

    February 28th, 2010

  20. Alex

    Ciao scusa il disturbo come faccio a cancellare dei numeri ? Dopo averli selez faccio cancella ma rimangono selezionati ma non si rimuovono
    ciao Alex

    March 1st, 2010

  21. admin

    ciao, spariranno definitivamente quando eseguirai un ‘ scrivi sim’; fino ad allora sono marcati come cancellati solo nella ‘cache’ locale, quando scrivi la sim verranno cancellati dalla sim e spariranno dalla lista

    March 2nd, 2010

  22. Ibrahim

    Nice programe

    March 4th, 2010

  23. Darktopo

    Thank dude very handy app

    March 12th, 2010

  24. Mouse

    How do you get this program, i cannot frind it anywhere. somebody please help

    March 16th, 2010

  25. admin

    ihi, in cydia you must add the repository

    March 16th, 2010

  26. Aviv Shabat

    Hey h r u? Your software SimManager is perfect.
    But i found one little problem:
    when i see all contacts list from the sim.
    Im standing on the name of the contact,ipress delete contacts,notting happens.
    Please give me a comment,maybe i do somethibg wrong.

    March 17th, 2010

  27. admin

    hello, all modification (change, deletion and new contact) are made on a ‘local image’ of the sim… for example for deleted contact you see only the red background but contact is still there. When you do a write to SIM, all the modification are phisically written on the SIM (and you dont see the deleted contact)

    March 17th, 2010

  28. Sam

    Thanks for the program. I installed it and just tried.. then the program stoped working…can not open it… try to re install and reboot… can install it and have the icon but cannot launch .. any ideas… thanks

    March 18th, 2010

  29. admin

    its very strange… but what happen when you try to run the application ?? is the splash screen displayed ?? is there some error message ?? cna you check the permission of file /Applications/ ??

    March 18th, 2010

  30. Aviv Shabat

    Its working.
    Thank you very much!!!

    March 18th, 2010

  31. Sam

    Dear Admin,
    thanks for reply…The icon is on the screen.. once touch it, the icon slashes but the program does not start…visit file /Applications/ .. permissions are:
    user – read, write, execute
    group – read, execute
    world – read, execute
    the program can not be launch…

    March 19th, 2010

  32. Фаат

    Thank you, very match! Greatfull application!

    March 19th, 2010

  33. Brane

    I have tele2 croatian card and it copy only names to card not the numbers any comment? Thanks!

    March 22nd, 2010

  34. admin

    but is, at least, the splash screen displayed ?? can you try to manually remove the folder, respring and the reinstall from cydia; if package into cydia is not bugged must work. if not i try to send you a new package

    March 22nd, 2010

  35. admin

    hi, there is sim with strange behavior :) i send you by email the 2.0 that im ending, with the creation of a log to try to understand which is the issue…

    March 22nd, 2010

  36. Eric

    Thank you very good app. But I got 200 numbers, how do I copy them all at once?

    March 23rd, 2010

  37. admin

    do you mean a massive input from sim to contacts ?? for this job you can use the native function of iphone, the main goal of SIManager is to move from contacts to sim and maintain both aligned

    March 23rd, 2010

  38. Sam

    when can you release/send ver 2.0? it may help fix the problem with 1.9.

    March 27th, 2010

  39. admin

    i have already sent to beyouriphone, but they have an issue with repo…. i think will be published in the next days

    March 27th, 2010

  40. Pedro

    Ciao,intanto complimenti per il lavoro,gran bel programma,sicuramente unico nel suo genere.Ho scaricato la 2.0,sperando potesse risolvere i problemi con Sim3 ma niente,a cosa è dovuto questo problema?Mi legge solo i primi 40 numeri e poi si blocca…grazie x la risposta.

    March 31st, 2010

  41. admin

    ciao, prova a controllare nel setup se hai settato fast read; in questo caso il ciclo di lettura si ferma al primo contatto vuoto… prova a metterlo off e rileggi la sim

    March 31st, 2010

  42. Dr.makdoo

    Thank, working with Lycamobile SIM

    March 31st, 2010

  43. Tam

    Can this app delete all contacts in iPhone?

    April 4th, 2010

  44. admin

    no sorry, it can delete all contact from sim but not from phone; if you want clean iphone’s contacts just delete the db and iphone create empty one 1st time you use contacts application

    April 4th, 2010

  45. Branimir

    hello what source do I have to add in cydia to download SIManager!?

    April 10th, 2010

  46. admin

    you must add the repo

    April 10th, 2010

  47. Wolvie75

    Ciao Giovanni. Anche io sono un utente 3 ed ho il problema nella lettura della sim.
    Ho impostato la lettura veloce della sim perchè altrimenti non trovava nessun contatto.
    Ora me ne trova 108, nn sono tutti….come mai?

    April 22nd, 2010

  48. admin

    Ciao, mi pare strano, sei sicuro ci siano + contAtti di quelli che visualizza
    Se mi mandi il log generato tramite le funzioni aggiunte nella 2.0 ci do un’occhio

    April 22nd, 2010

  49. sborge

    Hi, the Repo is not working, what is wrong with it??

    April 27th, 2010

  50. Angie

    For some reason, Cydia keeps saying repo is not valid. When I tried to use seems like it can take it but towards end of the repo download, it failed. Any suggestion?

    April 27th, 2010

  51. SBORGE

    The repo is not working, it said that this site is not available or does not exist, any comments???? e-mail me when is up again.

    May 3rd, 2010

  52. SBORGE

    In cydia it shows that this repository can not be found, where could I download this ipa directly?

    May 3rd, 2010

  53. Sebastian

    Thank you very much. Works great with my Polish Orange sim card on iPhone 3G. Thx mate!!

    May 3rd, 2010

  54. admin

    hello all,
    the repo beyouriphone is definitively closed, i will move SIManager into iSpazio o BB repo in the next days

    May 3rd, 2010

  55. Sborge

    Ok, i downloaded from


    May 4th, 2010

  56. Justin

    plz admin let me know when u have already move it to another repo…i really need this simanager app very much for my iphone…

    May 5th, 2010

  57. p000ter

    This is a stupid question I’m sure but I can’t change the default language to English. I can’t find the option.
    Thanks in advance.

    May 6th, 2010

  58. Djpete

    Hello I downloaded this app. I’m loving the idea but I can’t understand how come it’s not in English. It seems to be Something else other then english please fix thank you :)

    May 6th, 2010

  59. admin

    I have find the error… If you have iFile or ssh can delete the files
    /Applications/ and
    /Applications/ and all go ok
    Anyway this evening i will send new package to iSpazio

    May 6th, 2010

  60. admin

    Done :)

    May 6th, 2010

  61. admin

    I have find the error… If you have iFile or ssh can delete the files
    /Applications/ and
    /Applications/ and all go ok
    Anyway this evening i will send new package to iSpazio…

    May 6th, 2010



    May 6th, 2010

  63. admin

    I have find the error… If you have iFile or ssh can delete the files
    /Applications/ and
    /Applications/ and all go ok
    Anyway this evening i will send new package to iSpazio.

    May 6th, 2010

  64. Justin

    dear admin im sorry but i search inside ispazio sources i couldn’t find ur simanager there..jus let me know when u have already put into ispazio…better yet if u can leave the repo add here coz im noob in iphone..jus recently got one haha thanks!

    May 6th, 2010



    May 6th, 2010

  66. Anny

    Sorry i have a problem: the number Of My contacts is about 500 , i use the simmanager to copy fr contacts to sim and it was completely done as 250 , cause no. Of copy In My sim is just 250/250 . Then I empty the sim to continue copying fr My contacts. The problem is all the contacts were copied to the empty sim same as the ones i’ve already had at first… How could i copy the contacts which are next to the past …. For ex: first time: copy fr conts to empty sim -> number conts fr 1 to 250.
    Second: using nother empty sim to copy fr iphone to sim . No Of sim : 0/250
    problem: the copied contacts fr iphone to sim is same 1-250 not 250 – 500.
    I wanna copy the 250-500 ??? Please help

    May 8th, 2010

  67. Basit

    Amazing work…….but my sim is 64k. I am able to read 250 contacts but my sim has 500 contacts….how to read the remaining 250 contacts? Thanks

    May 8th, 2010

  68. admin

    with this version you cant… the copy to SIM routine always start from 1st contact when try to add them to the sim.. i have never think about the possibility to switch to another sim
    i will try some update to manage this case

    May 8th, 2010

  69. admin

    strange… are you sure your sim can contain 500 contacts ?? what’s the navigation bar title ? it should be xxx/yyy where yyy is the sim capacity read from sim
    try to generate a log (start log creation) then read the sim; after that send me the log and i can read what your sim answer when SIManager ask for sim capacity

    May 8th, 2010

  70. Basit

    Yes I m sure my sim contains 500 contacts but in nokia phones I have to restart my mobile to access the other 250 contacts……at one tym it displays 250 only but when I restart it, it shows other 250…do u get me?

    May 9th, 2010

  71. Andy

    Good work my man, works ok with my 3Gs on o2 thanx and great work

    May 10th, 2010

  72. Dhanuwoodwork


    May 10th, 2010

  73. admin

    thanks for feedback

    May 10th, 2010

  74. sam

    I did a read from sim, then a wipe all contacts from sim, but now it says it can’t write to the sim? what went wrong?

    May 11th, 2010

  75. Ysaac

    Just downloaded it but when I go to run the program it opens for like 2 seconds then shoots me back to my springboard. So the app never fully lunches. Help! 3g on o2.

    May 13th, 2010

  76. admin

    hi, this not seem an app issue but more a system issue, like permission on file… try to remove app, reboot and reinstall… the app do nothing when start, but when crash after the display of splash screen generally are permission issue

    May 15th, 2010

  77. Alain

    Super appli. Simple et rapide. Merci!

    May 17th, 2010

  78. Nick

    Awesome job mate. Keep up the good work :)

    May 20th, 2010

  79. Liab

    Thanks, great app.

    May 21st, 2010

  80. shahid

    how to delete all contact from simanager

    May 30th, 2010

  81. HenryHuynh

    Thanks for such a great app. But I have a stupid question: how to copy contacts from Sim to my iphone? All I see is copy contacts from iphone to sim. Thanks

    May 30th, 2010

  82. admin

    hi, if you touch a row should show a menu with import option; a massive import isnt present, for it you can use the native iphone function

    May 30th, 2010

  83. admin

    hi, To empty the sim:

    Read from SIM
    Tool / Empty SIM (all row become red)
    Write to SIM

    May 30th, 2010

  84. Bro

    If I empty the sim, will all the
    contact in my phonebook disappear? I’m using iPhone. I’m planning to emtpy my contact that is in my sim card without losing may contact that is now in my iPhone contact app.

    June 2nd, 2010

  85. Moses

    So how to import contacts from sim to iPhone? Also before getting new phone, I saved some photo to sim, any way to recover them? Great app by the way! Grazie

    June 5th, 2010

  86. admin

    hi, you can import contacts one at time touching the contact and selecting import; otherwise for a massime import there is the native function in the iphone os; sorry but with command disponible to ‘speak’ with sim isnt possible to recover the photo

    June 5th, 2010

  87. admin

    absolutely no; the contacts in the iphone phonebook are not deleted, only the contacts on the sim will be deleted

    June 5th, 2010

  88. MutwAli

    Dear, admin jst want to know whats the different when u see your contacts in grey color and green color


    June 12th, 2010

  89. Basit

    Sir… U didn’t solve my issue….please do something sir…….thanks…

    June 13th, 2010

  90. admin

    hi, all contacts are gray when read from sim; when you delete one it became red (remember, till you write the sim the modify is only on the local image of the sim) and green are the new added contacts
    when you write phisically on the sim all contact return gray

    June 13th, 2010

  91. admin

    i’m out for work all the week and now i havent time to add a function to manage this kind of sim; you can manage manually for now: you read the sim with 1st 250 contacts, go with ifile into /var/mobile/documents and copy the SIManager.sqlitedb to SIManager1.sqldb (copy not rename); then switch the sim to other 250 and (if the iphone hardware can) read the second bank of contacts and copy into SIManager2.sqlitedb
    When you want to switch on the 1st bank, switch the sim (i dont know how it work) and copy SIManager1.sqlitedb intoo SIManager.sqlitedb
    this should work

    June 13th, 2010

  92. MutwAli

    Its really usefull app, thnx brilliant

    June 14th, 2010

  93. MutwAli

    Hello dear Admin, what you mean by iphone native function?


    June 14th, 2010

  94. admin

    Go to Settings
    Mail, Contacts, Calenders
    Scroll down and select Import SIM contacts
    this seem to ‘unlock’ the seem for who got error with SIManager, dont know why but i have received some feedback

    June 15th, 2010

  95. Isaias

    Guau, excelente aplicacion,

    June 17th, 2010

  96. shawn

    is there a new repo for this app? having trouble with the one i downloaded from beyouriphone. Please send me an email so i can get this thanks.

    June 26th, 2010

  97. shawn

    Dear admin, found it on but having trouble with Rogers SIM card in canada

    June 26th, 2010

  98. admin

    i needto know whats the problem… use the built-in feature: create log, try to read sim, the send log

    June 26th, 2010

  99. Harley

    Can read from sim but not write or delete with ios4 firmware

    June 26th, 2010

  100. admin

    hello, whats the error when you try to write the sim ?? was working on the same sim/iphone with old firmware ??

    June 27th, 2010

  101. Mitchell

    Hi admin,

    Whenever I try to delete all my contacts from my simcard the app crashes. I tried everything. I went over the proces of reading the sim first then deleting everything but still no luck. Can it be my iPhone that’s causing the problem?

    June 29th, 2010

  102. admin

    please read lasy post… ita a know issue; i have correct on my test repo and i will to ispazio

    June 30th, 2010

  103. Vlad

    Senk’s ,you best

    July 12th, 2010

  104. David

    Hi, I have a iPhone 3gs, Fw 3.1.3, I installed the Simanager v2.1, it didn’t read my iPhone contac :( I can’t copy to my sim card :( please help

    July 23rd, 2010

  105. admin

    hello, whats the error message ??

    July 23rd, 2010

  106. David

    No error message :) just didnt see any contac

    July 26th, 2010

  107. Colin_Thames

    Great app. Incredible that apple don’t include it with the os. Any chance of a “ring contact” button? It seems that there’s currently no way to use numbers other than to import them into the contacts database.
    And finally, do you have a donations button?

    July 27th, 2010

  108. admin

    Hello, thanks my friend
    I will add the dial option in the next update if can be usefull
    If you like to donate are welcome ;) , if you access desktop version of the blog there is the icon

    July 27th, 2010

  109. admin

    Can you start the log before start read function and at the end send it me with app option ?

    July 27th, 2010

  110. Edward

    How can download the most update version 2.0 the freedom iPhone site is only the 1.9. No 2.0 please reply! Plus the is not working.

    August 12th, 2010

  111. admin

    you can find last versione on cydia in the the official ispazio repo

    August 12th, 2010

  112. Edward

    Where can I download the 2.0 version?

    August 12th, 2010

  113. Edward

    I got the 2.0 finally. However everytime when I empty the sim card After I read the sim card, it will automatically went back to the home screen. Why?

    August 12th, 2010

  114. admin

    the last and correct version on ispazio is 2.1; this update fix the issue on empty sim card with ios4

    August 13th, 2010

  115. Mirco

    Ho un Iphone 4 con iOS 4.0.1 ma non riesco a far leggere la mia SIM Vodafone 128k, resta sempre su inizializza e non va proprio avanti. Ho utilizzato la versione 2.1 di SIManager. E così impallato non riesco neanche a mandare il file log.

    August 13th, 2010

  116. admin

    purtroppo come ho scritto qui qualche giorno fa su iphone 4 un sacco di cose non vanno… e tra queste simanager
    purtroppo sembra che apple sto giro abbia bloccato l’accesso che permetteva di dialogare con la sim…. sto cercando vie alternative ma non so come evolvera’ la cosa…

    August 13th, 2010

  117. dada

    This soft worked with 3gs

    August 14th, 2010

  118. Jojo

    I have been looking for an app like this for a very long time and finally it is here! You are heaven sent!

    Although I was wondering – when I select ADD then I am shown the contact list. Is there a way that I can do a multiple select from my iphone contact list? Maybe like being able to select with a checkmark or something instead of doing one-by-one? I know there is a select ALL from iphone-to-sim but what if I want to select multiple entries? I sure wouldn’t like to do this one-by-one.

    Thank you so much.

    August 19th, 2010

  119. admin

    hello, if i will solve the problem with iphone 4, that not give access to the sim, i will add this feature…

    August 19th, 2010

  120. Sepiroth

    Spitzenprogramn, oder auch ” endlich eine Funktion die Apple verpennt hat.” 

    August 19th, 2010

  121. Steph

    Hi, this tool is not working with iPhone4 and iOS4.0.1 – while it starts though and the menu is ok, “read from SIM” brings up an “initializing… if SIM capicity….will be disabled” popup window, and the spinning wheel continues endlessly.

    This also means I can not get hold of any log file, as the app can only be terminated – i gave up after 30 mins waiting.

    The MicroSIM is from Vodafone, issued June 2010.

    Any idea?

    thx in advance


    August 27th, 2010

  122. MutwAli

    where can i find the latest version 2.1

    September 5th, 2010

  123. Sunny

    Does not work with iPhone 4

    Please fix


    September 6th, 2010

  124. admin

    yes i know, not work on 4g, apple has blocked the sim access and i have not found a new way so far

    September 7th, 2010

  125. Emma

    Is there a way to copy all my sim contacts and import it to iPhone. Not doing it one by one but all together at one time. Thanks

    September 14th, 2010

  126. admin

    Sure, i enough to use the native function under setting/mail you will find an import from SIM

    September 14th, 2010

  127. Mr314

    Thank u the last iPhone I had crashed lost everthing thanks again :)

    September 22nd, 2010

  128. admin

    should be enough to read the info… anyway on last iphone4 the sim cant be accessed, what have you lost :) the data in the sim are there as before

    September 22nd, 2010

  129. fari

    Dear Admin
    first of all thanks for ur graet job. second I have problem which is : I installed the app but as long as logo comes up it came back to main screens and shows icons. after while again one day I installed it and I saw it worked perfect. my mean I went inside app, then it didnt recignize sim and I did first read sim ,empty sim , write sim and every thing was good. some days ago I connected iphone to itune to record some songs and it sync apps too , from that day i couldnt go inside app again even 3 times I removed and reinstalled it but app doesnt work. when today i was reading comments, I supposed maybe there is still file in some where but I couldnt find anything about simanager in different directories. however I supposed maybe this info good to see.
    my phone is 2G and ver 3.1.2 , it would be my appriciation if you have any adea to solve the problem. once again thank you and hope success for u.

    September 25th, 2010

  130. admin

    very strange, SIManager isnt sync by itunes… havent you a file /var/mobile/documents/SIManager.sqlitedb ?? if is there remove it, remove application and install from cydia but onlt from ‘’; the correct version is 2.1. There is another repo that host my application, without ask to me and an old version

    September 26th, 2010

  131. engin

    great program, thanks..

    i have read all comments, but i couldnt find your answer to this question.

    Is there a way to copy all contacts from iphone to sim? not one by one. because i have 200 contacts.(i use 3g 3.1.3)


    September 29th, 2010

  132. Dorian

    How do I receive all 250 contacts from my sim card I only got 72 of my contacts when I used to have more and I want to retrieve them from my old contacts but I switched sim cards but I saved em to sim manager

    September 29th, 2010

  133. admin

    in the tool menu you can find the ‘Copy Iphone to SIM’ function that try to add all your contacts to sim (if the capacity is enough)

    September 30th, 2010

  134. admin

    are you sure the your sim is full ?? go into option and set FAST READ to OFF and read again the sim.. but if SIManager say the your sim has 250 contacts this mean that the max capacity of the sim is 250 but maybe some entry are empty

    September 30th, 2010

  135. Hung

    I cant read my simcard

    October 12th, 2010

  136. admin

    whats your device ?? on 4g not work, on all other i have only very few case of sim that cant be read but fot them i havent a solution.. crash or simply read nothing ?

    October 13th, 2010

  137. darkmoon-pilot

    this app can’t delete contact on simcard contact. my iphone: 3gs fw 4.0.1.
    Pls fix that problem, tks

    October 14th, 2010

  138. admin

    install last version from

    October 14th, 2010

  139. Iceman

    any idea on when you’ll be able to release a version that works also on iphone 4? I jaibreaked it just to be able to use simanager and now I discover that it doesn’t work…

    October 22nd, 2010

  140. admin

    Sorry but baseband doesn’t answer to at command on 4g; I’m looking for other way but not found yet

    October 22nd, 2010

  141. Sanj

    Thanks a lot.. It works and fantastic !!

    October 26th, 2010

  142. Sanj

    Thanks a lot. Fantastic utility and works well in UK.

    October 26th, 2010

  143. Oded

    please please find a way to make it work on i4, at first nothing worked on i4 from cydia but little by little people found a way to bypass all obsticals maybe bb can help he was the first to be able to get his apps work right on i4 sometimes rewriting the whole app all over again but with a different approach it’s a great app so again please try for all the millions of iPhone 4 & ipads too !
    any way great app that every other phone got it build in beside Apple who want to control everything and everybody so it’s up to u to try to take that control back, that’s the point of jailbracking right?
    great app dont understand that only u thought about!
    thank you!
    looking up for more brilliant apps fom you!!!!!!!!!

    October 28th, 2010

  144. Oded

    by the way for everybody u can get the app at

    another thing I wanted to ask, my iPhone 4 is simfree which is factory unlock any where in the world no matter which sim I use dose that helps with the basebend?

    October 28th, 2010

  145. chhan168

    Dear sir,
    I have a problem of how can I copy all of my contacts in my sim to my iPhone ? And how can I view all of my sim contacts in sim manager? Cuz it views only 56 contacts, I can’t see other! Thanks u!

    October 28th, 2010

  146. admin

    sorry not help, mine is factory unlock too but there isnt any answer to the AT command :(

    October 28th, 2010

  147. admin

    hi, set FAST READ off into option and read again; if only 56 contacts still show is because the sim contain only 56 contacts

    October 28th, 2010

  148. ScottM

    I just downloaded SIManager 2.0, used ‘Read from SIM’, then ‘Empty SIM’ then ‘Read from SIM’ again, then copy iPhone to SIM’, then ‘Write to SIM’.
    The first 130 contacts are fine, but once it gets up to the last 60 contacts (which I assume are the new ones on my phone) I get errors for every one of them..
    Help please? : )

    November 1st, 2010

  149. Elizabeth

    Can i use SIManager on My iPhone 4???

    November 2nd, 2010

  150. admin

    No sorry, not work on 4g

    November 2nd, 2010

  151. Thomas

    Hey i’m using 3GS os4.1 and the delete contacts function dosent work!It just crashes when I press delete. Any help?

    November 4th, 2010

  152. admin

    sorry i dont understand… whats the error ?? and got you it during the Write phase ??

    November 4th, 2010

  153. admin

    you are using 2.0, update from cydia repo at 2.1

    November 4th, 2010

  154. AK47

    too bad does nt work on iphone 4….need to update !!!

    November 7th, 2010

  155. ScottM

    Sorry, I was using 2.1.
    I get the error when it gets to the last 60 contacts of the 190 on my phone.
    I think the first 130 contacts were already on my sim card..

    November 7th, 2010

  156. admin

    but what’s the error message ?? and the error is during the ‘iphone to sim’ phase or the ‘write to sim’ phase ?

    November 9th, 2010

  157. Chungba

    i have iphone4, my sim is empty and I can store more than 500 contact but I couldn’t copy from my Iphone4 to sim card. Can you help me? plesse!

    November 12th, 2010

  158. admin

    Sorry, for now not work on iPhone 4

    November 12th, 2010

  159. Sweetie

    Im using 3GS with and upgrade version of 4.1 but the sim manager is unable to do the sim contact delete. Please help to solve e problem. Tks frm Singapore

    November 12th, 2010

  160. admin

    please add the repo and install the last 2.1 version

    November 12th, 2010

  161. Stefano

    Ci sarà una versione x iphone4?

    November 21st, 2010

  162. Mollyhacker

    More kudos for you:) A+:) Working perfectly on iPhone 3gs with 3.1.3 firmware. Thanks again!

    November 21st, 2010

  163. admin

    ciao, non loso… purtroppo la baseband non risponde ai comandi… ho contattato + volte il devteam che sicuramente avrebbero le conoscenze per poter fare qualcosa ma non ho mai avuto risposte

    November 21st, 2010

  164. Iceman

    Insisti, pendiamo tutti dalla tua “app”… ;-)
    Possiamo fare qualcosa per aiutarti ?

    November 26th, 2010

  165. Alex

    Any plans for an iPhone 4 / microSIM update ?

    November 27th, 2010

  166. admin

    ciao, purtroppo il problema esula dalle mie conoscenze :) , immagino si tratti di smandruppare sulla baseband; se vuoi puoi provare a chiedere aiuto all’auitore del programma Signal del devtem che usa una libreria mobilesubstrate chiamata enabledebugtty.
    io ho provato + volte a contattarlo ma senza risposte

    November 29th, 2010

  167. Davide

    Ciao, ho la sim con 0 contatti cancellati in anticipo tramite un altro telefono, ora ho trasferito i contatti del mio IPhone 3gs all’ applicazione, poi provo a scrivere i contatti per importarli sulla sim ma mi da errore gia dal primo numero.
    Come posso fare per risolvere? Mi serve la settimana prossima perchè devo dare l’ iPhone al corriere per la sostituzione e dovró utilizzare un Nokia per un pó di giorni ma senza i contatti è un grande problema.

    November 30th, 2010

  168. Davide

    Poi se tento di cancellare la rubrica sim o un numero pwr volta crasha di continuo… Helppppppp

    November 30th, 2010

  169. admin

    Se si comporta così hai una versione vecchia, scarica la 2.2 dalla repi di bigboss

    November 30th, 2010

  170. admin

    Che errore ti da ?

    November 30th, 2010

  171. Davide

    Quando vado su scrivi sim viene fuori per 2 secondi inizializzo ma esce una piccola schermata rettangolare con scritto errore di scrittura e sotto il primo numero che ho in rubrica, ho la versione 2.2

    November 30th, 2010

  172. Ahmed

    I have a sim from Egypt etisalat sim can it work because oviesly it isn’t working please help me thx

    December 1st, 2010

  173. admin

    la lettura va senza problemi ?? attiva il log, leggi sim e poi allega il log generato

    December 1st, 2010

  174. admin

    whats the error ?? whats the device ??

    December 1st, 2010

  175. Davide

    Niente da fare, ho passato la rubrica dell iphone al programma, vado su inizio creazione log e mi crasha di continuo.
    Uffaaaaaaaaa ;-)

    December 1st, 2010

  176. admin

    Fai solo : inizio creazione log, leggi SIM e invia log

    December 1st, 2010

  177. Davide

    Nulla, se vado inizio creazione log mi crasha, ho provato a reinstallarla ma non cambia

    December 1st, 2010

  178. Cliff

    What’s the best way to import my contacts FROM my sim TO my iPhone?

    December 4th, 2010

  179. zsuzses márton


    December 6th, 2010

  180. Davide

    Nessuna soluzione quindi?

    December 7th, 2010

  181. admin

    io continuo a mandargli mail, magari prima o poi risponde… per il momento nulla, anche googlando al momento non c’e’ mondo di inviare comandi at all’iphone 4

    December 7th, 2010

  182. admin

    if you mean all sim contact togheter so use the native function from settings/mail; if you mean individually, only want you want, select a contacts from SIManager list and from menu choice import

    December 7th, 2010

  183. Rotkt

    I forgot to read Sim before doing the “empty sim”. Now sim capacity only shows 4.
    I removed the app then reinstalled it but still shows 4. What can I do to reset this (to star over)

    December 8th, 2010

  184. admin

    empty sim has nothing to do with real sim; as explained in the how to empty sim empty the ‘local image’ of sim, if you dont write after ‘empty’ nothing happen to the sim
    go into option and set fast read off and read again; if only 4 contacts are show, almost sure only 4 contacts are on the sim.
    if you actovate the log before read sim can see all modem answer and can check all single entries in the sim

    December 8th, 2010

  185. Rotkt

    Here’s what I did:
    Empty sim > write to sim.
    Now whatever sim I put in when I use read from sim it always shows x/4 (contact/capacity)

    December 9th, 2010

  186. admin

    have you fast read off in the option ??

    December 11th, 2010

  187. Rotkt

    Yes i turned fast read off but it still cant read. It can only read only 4

    December 13th, 2010

  188. Frank

    I am sorry , but does not work with Movistar Spain Sim and 3GS. It says “full sim”, but I am sure that the simcard is empty. Any thoughts??


    December 13th, 2010

  189. admin

    have you read the sim before try to add contacts ?? what say the navbar ?? (like XXX/YYY)

    December 16th, 2010

  190. Paul Verlezza

    I like the download, thankyou will I be able to move my
    notes, calander…..etc

    December 20th, 2010

  191. Kelvin

    Hey friend I need help. It say that “SIM full!” and the
    slot for copy to sim is 0/0. ver 2.0 3G iOS 4.1.

    January 2nd, 2011

  192. Kelvin

    And I have clicked read from sim

    January 2nd, 2011

  193. admin

    If say SIM 0/0 is because cannot read the sim; try to start log, read again sim and then send me the log
    I will check if there are error in the reading procedure

    January 5th, 2011

  194. hk

    Good application.thans. hk

    January 30th, 2011

  195. AK

    Hi..i was able to copy all contacts on my sim but when i tried my sim on another phone its not showing all names and some weird characters..pls help..

    February 7th, 2011

  196. AK

    i have to change my sim between 2 phones cos if my iphone’s battery is low i got to use the other one but the other phone doesn’t recognise my contacts properly..its showing all special characters..boxes..only the first letter of the names..pls help me asap..:-)

    February 7th, 2011

  197. Khai

    Hey i’m having a problem
    I read my contacts from sim, then pressed empty sim and all contacts turned red, then I pressed write to sim and this “error writing to sim” message comes out. And I can only delete my contacts one at a time by pressing the write to sim button. It will delete 0, then 1, then 2 every additional time I press the button. Help me pls!

    February 8th, 2011

  198. admin

    Strange because generally of sim can be read can be write too
    What’s the device and sim ?
    Read again the sim and check if contacts has been delete really on the sim
    Try to insert a new one instead delete and write sim to check if you got error

    February 8th, 2011

  199. admin

    What’s the other phone ?? My nokia 6600 read the sim write on iPhone without issue
    Try to insert a new contact from simanager with name all in uppercase, write to sim and check if can be read by other phone

    February 8th, 2011

  200. Caz

    Thanks heaps. Great app. A bit confusing at first then it was fine when I read the instructions. Works well on my iPhone 3gs and my New Zealand Vodafone sim.

    February 9th, 2011

  201. Oded

    This time I’m writing to thank you very much I told you that you can make it work on the iPhone 4 and I was right and you were wrong but I love you any way, beside thanking you I’m also writing to ask you where to send a donation or how because you beat the Apple in their own stupid game of control, also now that u found a way to the sim I was wondering if there is a way to use the sim memory for something else like a secret storage for privet stuff or pics, any way just an idea.
    so thanks again and I’ll like to know if u made other apps because I like the way u think, ( out of the box ).
    oh forgot to say works great!!!

    February 11th, 2011

  202. Oded

    This time I’m writing to thank you very much I told you that you can make it work on the iPhone 4 and I was right and you were wrong but I love you any way, beside thanking you I’m also writing to ask you where to send a donation or how because you beat the Apple in their own stupid game of control, also now that u found a way to the sim I was wondering if there is a way to use the sim memory for something else like a secret storage for privet stuff or pics, any way just an idea.
    so thanks again and I’ll like to know if u made other apps because I like the way u think, ( out of the box ).
    oh forgot to say works great!!!

    February 11th, 2011

  203. Toro

    Excellent work thanks a lot Giovanni ! this is the best app development that was missing to iPhone 4.
    I wish i would have installed simanager 2 days before cause i lost all my contacts after a bug with another app…
    I have 2 questions:
    1- do you know if there is a way to recover lost addressbook data with ssh like in kernel computers?
    2)Version 2.3 works well on my os 4.0. I was wondering if i upgrade to version os 4.2 will it work as well ?
    Thanks for your help.

    February 13th, 2011

  204. admin

    hello and thanks
    1) if you mean the contacts database of phone : generally when go lost is because the db was lost and is recreated empty by phone application. You can check into /private/var/mobile/Library/AddressBook and if its not empty can try to copy on desktop and use software like sqlite database browser to try to repair
    2) some users confirm that it work with 4.2.1 too


    February 13th, 2011

  205. Toro

    Hi Giovanni,
    Thanks for your reply, i did that operation already with sqlite db browser but there’s no data. Guess i will have to recreate all my 100 contacts manually and be more carefull when installing new apps…
    Thanks anyway.

    February 13th, 2011

  206. Edu

    Su un iPhone 4 con 4.2.1 e con l’operatore spagnolo Movistar non funziona. Quando si apre un messaggio di errore nel database. database danneggiato. Qualsiasi soluzione?

    February 14th, 2011

  207. Iceman

    Ciao, leggendo gli ultimi commenti mi pare di capire che ora funziona anche sulla 4.1 anche se in testa alla pagina c’è ancora scritto che non funziona su iphone 4. Quale è la situazione?



    February 14th, 2011

  208. admin

    Se l’errore lo da senza fare nulla forse e’ corrotto il db; prova a cancellare il file /var/root/documents/SIManager.sqlitedb e rieseguire l’applicazione,
    Se te lo da ancora : ricancella il file, elimina l’app e reinstalla da cydia

    February 14th, 2011

  209. Edu

    Il File SIManager.sqlitedb non ce l’ho in var/root/ documents/. L’unico file con quel nome ho nella cartella non mi permette di eliminarlo. Il / root/var/documents/ non ho.

    February 14th, 2011

  210. admin

    scusa ho sbagliato, /var/mobile/documents

    February 14th, 2011

  211. Edu

    Che casino. Non ho i documents in cartella var / mobile. In questo percorso ho solo aplications, library e media. Grazie per l’aiuto.

    February 14th, 2011

  212. Edu

    Grazie, ora se funziona. Dopo aver letto i contatti della SIM e copiare su sim mi ha dato nuovamente l’errore, ma riavviare il database del programma e ora funziona. Ciò che la cartella documents è strano perché ho la jail con greenpoison. La ringrazio molto per l’aiuto.

    February 14th, 2011

  213. Iceman

    perfetto, funziona su iphone 4 IOS 4.1 jb…
    Giusto per capire la logica di funzionamento: il mio obiettivo è aggiornare la SIM con tutti i contatti nuovi che ho aggiunto nel tempo dopo aver copiato su iphone i vecchi contatti che già avevo sulla SIM (operazione fatta subito dopo l’attivazione dell’iphone). Come faccio?
    Come prima cosa, come suggerisci, ho letto la SIM, ma così facendo vedo solo il contenuto che già avevo memorizzato nella SIM, come faccio ad aggiungervi i nuovi contatti memorizzati solo su iphone? Manco mi ricordo quali sono…


    February 16th, 2011

  214. admin


    dopo aver letto la sim, tocchi il pulsante tool e poi selezioni copia iPhone in SIM; l’applicazioni ragione cosi’ : scorre tutti i contatti, per ogni contatto controlla se il nr di telefono e’ gia presente nella sim e se non c’e’ lo aggiunge. Questo fino a raggiungimento campienza massima, dopo di che di dice SIM piena. Se non ci sono problemi (ho avuto 2 segnalazioni di utenti a cui la funzione crashava per qualche dato strano nei loro contatti ma non ho ancora capito dove sta il problema) al termine vedrai nella lista un tot di righe verdi che corrispondono ai nuovi contatti.
    Ricorda che questa lista non e’ la vera e propria sim ma l’immagine che ne viene creata su un db locale quando fai read sim: per apportare le modifiche alla sim fisisa devi usare write sim (funziona cosi’ in quanto l’accesso alla sim e’ piuttosto lento ed in questo modo risulta + comodo fare tutte le variazioni e poi scriverle tutte in botto)

    February 16th, 2011

  215. Iceman

    ho fatto come mi hai detto ma ho avuto dei problemi: il “copia iphone in SIM” ha funzionato perfettamente e ho visto i nuovi contatti inseriti in verde.
    La scrittura però andava in errore sui nuovi numeri: ho scoperto però che andando in modifica sul numero che andava in errore (me lo segnalava) e dando semplicemente OK (quindi risalvandolo così come era) la successiva scrittura su SIM superava quel punto e si impiantava sul numero successivo. Stessa procedura su tutti i numeri e finalmente ha terminato la scrittura senza apparenti problemi.
    Rileggendo però la SIM arriva fino alla posizione 250 (in realtà dovrei avere 205 contatti) e mi da l’errore “Errore nel Database – dati corrotti, chiudi l’applicazione e riprova”. Chiudo, riprovo ma ho lo stesso risultato. Temo di essermi fumato il contenuto della SIM…
    Che faccio ?


    February 16th, 2011

  216. Iceman

    veloce aggiornamento: dopo aver reboottato il telefono ora l’app legge la SIM senza problemi, non appare corrotta e i nuovi conatti su cui si inchiodava in scrittura sono stati scritti regolarmente.
    Resta il problema che, a un nuovo tentativo di scrittura fatto dopo l’inserimento su iphone di un nuovo contatto, mi va nuovamente in errore proprio sulla scrittura del nuovo numero.
    La SIM è una TIM, credo che l’app abbia ancora qualche bug…



    February 18th, 2011

  217. Boris

    the ever best application…man you are genious you save my nerves at all. god bless you and your geat work toooo!
    chiaooo bello!!!!!!

    February 20th, 2011

  218. Alessui

    Ciao, installata su iphone 4 con 4.2.1; jail greenpoison rc5.
    Sembrerebbe funzionare bene, ma non ho ancora copiato i numeri da iphone a sim perchè molti numeri sulla sim non mi interessano + e vorrei eliminarli prima.
    Mi consigli di cancellare tutto sulla sim e poi copiare da iphone? Oppure cancello 1 ad 1 quelli che non voglio + sulla sim? E poi copio il resto..

    Ciao e grazie per questa app utilissima!

    March 22nd, 2011

  219. admin

    bhe se sei sicuro che i numero che hai sulla sim li hai anche su iphone fai senzaltro prima a fare empty sim, write e poi copy iphone in sim e write
    se invece non ne sei sicuro e i numeri da cancellare sono pochi procedi cosi..
    ciao grazie

    March 22nd, 2011

  220. Alessio

    ciao, fatto tutto come mi hai detto: è funzionato alla perfezione. Per prova ho ricaricato i dati della sim (dopo che l’ho formattata e riscritta) e sono gli stessi dell’iphone!
    Posso tranquillamente affermare che sull’iphone 4 4.2.1 funziona perfettamente.
    Unica pecca ho dovuto fargli leggere 2 volte la sim perché la prima volta mi è andato in crash il programma e si è chiuso :D

    March 24th, 2011

  221. admin

    ciao, strano che sia andato addirittura in crash, comunque bene cosi0 che sei riuscito a salvarti tutto :)

    ciao ciao

    March 24th, 2011

  222. ali

    how to create folder folder /var/mobile/Documents in my iphone?

    March 30th, 2011

  223. admin

    you can use iFile from iphone or winscp from windows if you have ssh on your iphone. /var/mobile the is for sure, you need to create only Documents; if you have problem to do it i can send a 2.5 version that im testing where i have add the creation of folder on that iphone without it

    March 30th, 2011

  224. shwn

    i’m using iphone 4 on 4.3.3, works perfectly! thank you so much, you don’t know how long i’ve been waiting for this. send me an email and i’ll drop a donation your way thanks! wonderful job, much appreciated.

    May 9th, 2011

  225. Bekytitti

    Ma esiste la versione per iphone 3gs os 5.0.1

    January 3rd, 2012

  226. admin

    No non esiste una versione specifica ma (con iPhone 4) anche dopo aver aggiornato al 5.0.1 mi gira senza problemi
    Che errore ti da ?

    January 3rd, 2012

  227. sleazy

    does not work on iphone 4s

    February 25th, 2012

  228. andy

    I have Iphone 3gs V4.1 jailbroken. I installed SIManager 2.8. What I want is:
    1. Copy all my Iphone contacts to sim and then copy them to my HTC
    phone . HTC has sim manager that will copy from my sim. My sim will
    take only 250 contacts and I have over 1000 contacts. Can you tell me
    step by step how to do it.
    2. Is there a manual to show what each color mean and functionality of
    each tab items like empty sim, copy iphone to sim etc. Right now u
    have to depend on forums and some youtube videos which
    sometimes confusing and time consuming. Thanks. Early reply will
    be appreciated on my e-mail.

    May 30th, 2012

  229. admin

    Isn’t possible actually in simanager save a block of contacts because are you know give you sim full
    I need to write something for you if you have not other way to load contact into HTc device

    June 1st, 2012

  230. thrdel

    Great help man, appreciate your help.I was playing all day
    with my 3g trying to get my contacts to my sim. It did work nicely
    using the read from sim tool empty sim , write to sim.All of a
    sudden all my contacts showed on top, (it was showing 0/0).Thanks

    January 12th, 2013

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