How to Recover Call History on iPhone without a Computer

Have you ever lost or accidentally deleted some of the call history on your iPhone or iPad? It is not uncommon for some users to delete call logs on their device to keep the information private. But in doing so, you may accidentally delete an important call history that you didn't intend to delete. In situations like this one, most people begin looking for ways they can recover the missing numbers.

In this article, we are going to share with you some of the proven ways to recover lost or accidentally deleted call history on your iPhone or iPad.

Part 1. Why You Can Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone

You may have heard from several sources including Apple that unless the missing call history is included in an iTunes or iCloud backup, you will not be able to recover the call history. Although this has long been an accepted fact, it is nevertheless not accurate. As long as the deleted call history is not overwritten by new data on the iPhone database, you can still get them back.

The only problem is that it can be very difficult to gain access to the iPhone database in order 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.

Part 2. How to Recover Call History on iPhone without Computer

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. The whole process doesn't require using a computer. However, you should know that restoring iPhone from iCloud backup will delete all the existing contents on your device.

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

  1. Begin by making sure 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.

  2. Once you are certain you have a backup, go to Settings > General > Rset and choose "Erase all Contents and Settings". Enter your passcode as required to confirm the action.

  3. 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.

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

Part 3. Using a Tool to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone

If you don't have an iCloud backup of your call history or you don't want to restore the backup and erase existing data on the device, 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, 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, with FoneGeek iPhone Recovery you can 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 latest iOS 14/iPadOS and iPhone 12, iPhone 11/11 Pro, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X/8/7/6s/6, iPad Pro, etc.


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

Step 1: Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using USB cable. Open the program, choose "Recover Data from iOS Devices".

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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 ones you would like to recover and then click "Recover" to save them to your computer or directly on the device.

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

From iTunes Backup:

  1. On the program's main window, choose "Recover Data from iTunes Backup". All the iTunes backups available on that computer will be displayed.

  2. Select the relevant one you need and click "Start Scan" begin extracting all data from the iTunes backup file.

  3. When the scan is complete, preview and select the files you would like to recover, then click on "Recover" to complete the process.

recover call logs from itunes backup

From iCloud Backup:

  1. Select "Recover from iCloud Backup" from the program's main interface. Sign in to iCloud using your Apple ID and password.

  2. 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.

  3. In the popup window, choose "Call History" and any other data you would like to recover, then click "Next" to begin downloading.

  4. 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".

recover call history from icloud backup

Part 4. Why Choose Third-party Tool Rather Than iCloud

When fully restoring an iCloud backup, you don't have the option to choose to restore 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.

You also don't have the option to view the files in an iCloud backup. 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.

Part 5. Related Questions You Need to Know

The following are just some of the common questions we get from users regarding iPhone Data Recovery and its functions:

What kind of details can I recover about calls with FoneGeek iPhone Recovery?

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 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 call history on your iPhone. 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.


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Nov 11, 2019, 20:05:09

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