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How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone 13/12/11

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“How do I recover deleted call history on my iPhone 12? I cleared my call log and now need to go back through it but I'm not sure how to recover this data.” - from Apple Community

How to retrieve call history that was accidentally deleted? Generally speaking, the call logs are not that important if there exist on address book.

But it troubles a lot if you delete the call logs that still haven't been saved in Contacts. In this article, we will introduce 4 solutions to recove deleted call history on iPhone.

Can You Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone?

Is it possible to recover deleted call history on iPhone? If you have made a backup with iTunes or iCloud before, you can easily get your deleted call logs back by restoring iPhone from the backup.

What if you haven't make any backup before deleting call history form iPhone? Don't worry. The deleted items are still saved on the device's internal database after deletion, which means they are not permanently deleted until these files are eventually overwritten by new data. What you need is using a third-party tool to find and recover the deleted data on iPhone.

Tip 1: Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone without Backup

FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is built to help iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users recover deleted or lost data. It enables you to recover accidentally deleted data without any backup. The supported data types include but not limited to contacts, call logs, messages, photos, videos, WhatsApp messages, notes, voice memos, Viber, Kik, Line, etc.

Download the free trial version of this iPhone Data Recovery to recover deleted call history from iPhone with the steps below:


Step 1. Launch the iPhone Call Hisoty Recovery on your PC or Mac computer, select "Recove from iOS Device" from the main interface.

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Step 2. Using an USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer and wait for the program to detect the device. Then select "Call History" and click "Scan" to scan the call logs and other data on your iPhone.

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Step 3. The scanning process won't take for a long time. Once it has finished, click "Call History" from the categories to preview in detail. Choose the call history that you lost and click "Recover" to export them to computer.

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Tip 2: Retrieve Call History on iPhone from iTunes/Finder Backup

If you have regularly backed up iPhone with iTunes or Finder (for Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15), the iTunes/Finder backup files may save the call logs that you lost. You can either use the official way to restore call history from the backup or selectively recover with FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery.

Option 1. Restore from iTunes/Finder backup

  1. Open iTunes or Finder and connect your iPhone with USB cable.

  2. Once the iPhone is recognized, the device icon will appear. Find the iPhone icon and click "Restore Backup".

  3. Choose the most recent iTunes backup and click "Restore" to restore the backup.

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If you choose to restore the iTunes backup, all the existing data and contents on your iPhone will be replaced and erased, which might case new data loss.

Option 2. Selectively Recover Call Logs from iTunes Backup without Data Loss

Step 1. Select "Recover from iTunes Backup" on the primary window of FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. The iTunes backups that you made previously will be listed. Choose an iTunes backup that may contain the lost call history and tap on "Next".

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Step 2. The recoverable data will be shown to you after the scan. Preview the call history and other data, then click on "Recover" to recover the lost call history in one click.

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Tip 3: Restore Lost iPhone Call History from iCloud Backup

If you enable iCloud backup on iPhone, it will automatically back up your iPhone data everyday over Wi-Fi when the iPhone is turned on, locked, and connected to a power source. Thus it is wise to check iCloud backup for lost call history.

Option 1. Restore the Whole iCloud Backup

  1. Ensure your iPhone is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network. Then Nevigate to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to reset your iPhone as a new one.

  2. Turn on the iPhone and follow the setup instructions on the screen, then choose "Restore from iCloud Backup" and sign into your iCloud account.

  3. Check the backup date and time to select an iCloud backup that contains your deleted call history, start the restore process and wait for it to complete.

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Same as restoring from iTunes backup, restoring the whole iCloud backup will also cause data loss.

Option 2. Recover Only Call History from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Switch to "Recover from iCloud" after the launch of FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. You'll be prompted to sign in to iCloud with your Apple account.

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Step 2. When logged in successfull, you will see all the data types you can recover from iCloud. Select "Call History" and click "Scan" to download iCloud data.

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Step 3. After you've downloaded the data, preview the recoverable call history and select the logs you need, then click on "Recover" to save them to your computer.

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Tip 4: Recover Deleted iPhone Call Logs By Contacting Phone Carrier

Another way to recover deleted call history on iPhone is to contact your phone service provider. Some phone carriers may keep a record of call history. If you've deleted important call logs and want to retrieve them back, you can try to call your carrier to get a copy of it.

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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