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How to Recover Call History on iPhone without a Computer

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“I cleared up the whole call history on my iPhone. However, I found one of them was from my potential client. How can I get it back? Is it possible to do that without a computer? Please help.”

It is common for some iOS users to clear call history on their iPhone to keep the information private. But in doing so, you may accidentally delete some important call logs that you didn't intend to delete. What's worse, you don't have a computer in hand for use.

Is it possible to recover deleted call history on iPhone without computer? The anser is YES. In this article, we will share you some proven ways to recover lost or accidently deleted call history on your iPhone/iPad with/without a computer.

Part 1. Can You Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone without Computer?

The answer is YES. If you have a backup of call history on iCloud, the best way to recover deleted call history on iPhone is to restore the iCloud backup. And the whole process doesn't require using a computer.

Here's how to recover deleted call history on your iPhone without using a computer:

  • Begin by ensuring that you have a recent iCloud backup. To do that, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups and the latest backup should be there with the date and size.
  • Once you are certain you have a backup, go to Settings > General > Reset and choose "Erase All Contents and Settings". Enter your passcode as required to confirm the action.
  • When the device restarts, set it up again and then in the "Apps & Data" screen, select "Restore from iCloud Backup". Sign in to iCloud and select a backup to restore.

recover iphone from icloud

Once the process is complete, you should be able to see the deleted call history on your iPhone again.

Keep in mind that restoring iPhone from iCloud backup will delete all the existing contents on your device, which might cause new data loss. And you can't preview the  call history in the backup file and selectively recover what you need only.

Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone By Using Computer

If you don't have an iCloud backup of your call history or you don't want to restore the whole backup and erase existing data on your iPhone, you can recover the deleted call history using FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. It is a professional data recovery tool that can recover different types of data on your iPhone, iPad and iPod including contacts, messages, photos, videos, notes, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.

Here's why FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is the best choice:

  • Whether you have a backup of the missing all history or not, it can easily get back all the deleted call history as long as the data hasn't been overwritten.
  • Instead of recovering all the call logs, FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery enables you to preview the call history and only recover the ones you need.
  • It will also not restore the iPhone during the recovery process. This means that the existing data on your device will remain intact.
  • You can also choose to recover deleted call logs directly to the iPhone or the computer.
  • It is fully compatible with all iOS versions and iOS models, including the latest iOS/iPadOS 16 and iPhone 14/13/12/12 Pro (Max).


Follow these simple steps to recover deleted call history on iPhone without backup:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using USB cable. Launch FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery and choose "Recover Data from iOS Devices".

connect iphone to pc

Step 2: Once your device is detected, you should see the different types of data you can recover. Choose "Call History" and click "Scan".

select a data type

Step 3: The program will scan the device for both existing and deleted data. When the scan is complete, select the call logs you would like to recover and then click "Recover to PC" to save them to your computer.

recover call history from iphone

If you have backed up iPhone/iPad in iTunes or iCloud, FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery can also help you selectively recover the deleted call history from the backup files. Here’s how you to do it:

Selectively Recover Deleted Call History from iTunes Backup

  • On the program's main window, choose "Recover Data from iTunes Backup". All the iTunes backups available on that computer will be displayed.
  • Select the relevant one you need and click "Scan" begin extracting all data from the iTunes backup file.
  • When the scan is complete, preview and select the call logs you would like to recover, then click on "Recover to PC" to complete the process.

recover call logs from itunes backup

Selectively Recover Deleted Call History from iCloud Backup:

  • Select "Recover from iCloud Backup" from the program's main interface. Sign in to iCloud using your Apple ID and password.
  • Once you're logged in, the program will show you all backup files in your iCloud account. Select the relevant backup and then click "Download" to continue.
  • In the popup window, choose "Call History" and any other data you would like to recover, then click "Next" to begin downloading.
  • All the call history in the backup will be displayed on the next window. Select the ones you want to recover and then click "Recover to PC".

recover call history from icloud backup

Part 3. Why Choose Third-party iPhone Recovery Tool Rather Than iCloud

As we mentioned above, when fully restoring an iCloud backup, you don't have the option to choose restoring only some of the data, you have to restore all data. In contrast, FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery allows you to easily recover only the call logs that you need.

Also, you don't have the option to view the files in an iCloud backup before recovery. With FoneGeek iPhone Recovery software, on the other hand, you can easily view each file on the backup and then select the ones you would like to recover.

What's more, FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is able to recover deleted call hisotry from your iPhone without restoring the device. The recovered data will be saved to your computer and won't replace or erase the files on your iPhone.

Part 4. Frequently Asked Questions about iPhone Call History Recovery

The following are just some of the frequetly asked questions we get from users regarding iPhone Call History Recovery:

Why can you recover deleted call history on iPhone without backup?

Well, when you deleted a call history on your iPhone, it isn't really erased - it is still on your iPhone's database. As long as the deleted call history is not overwritten by new data, you can still get them back.

The only problem is that it can be very difficult to gain access to the iPhone database to recover the deleted call history. This is where iPhone data recovery tools come in handy. They have the technology and the capability to easily access the iPhone's database and retrieve the deleted call history.

What kind of details can I recover about the call history?

You can easily recover all the details about your calls including phone number, duration of the call and even the time of the call.

What types of calls can I retrieve with FoneGeek?

With FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery, you can recover incoming, outgoing and even missed calls.

Can I save existing call logs to my computer?

FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery will scan both existing and deleted data on your iPhone and therefore yes, you can choose to save existing call logs to your computer.

Will FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery keep my private information?

All the recovered files will be stored on your computer and the program is only used to preview the files. Therefore it will not save any of your private data even when you sign in to iCloud within the program.


With the solutions above, it is our hope that you will be able to easily recover the deleted call history on your iPhone, whether you have a computer or not. Let us know if the solutions above worked as expected in the comments section below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask and we'll do our best to help you out where we can.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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