How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone 12/11/XS/XR/8/7

"I have an iPhone XR and deleted my call history by mistake recenty, now I want to retrieve my deleted call history from my iPhone XR on my Mac computer, can you give me some advise about how to recover deleted call history on iPhone?"

Is it possible to recover deleted call history on iPhone? How to retrieve call history that was accidentally deleted? Generally speaking, the call logs are not that important if there exist an address book. But it troubles a lot if we delete the call logs that still haven't been saved in Contacts. Don't be in panic, we will introduce three solutions to retrieve call history on iPhone.

Actually, deleted items are still saved on the internal database of the device after deletion, which means they are not permanently deleted until these files are eventually overwritten by new data. What you need is such a tool to find and extract the deleted data on iPhone. 

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 are including but not limited to contacts, call logs, messages, photos, videos, WhatsApp messages, notes, voice memos, viber, kik conversations, etc. Download the free trial version of this iPhone Data Recovery to recover iPhone call history with the steps below:


Step 1. Launch the iPhone Data Recovery on your laptop or computer, select "Recove Data from iOS Devices" from the interface.

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Step 2. Using an USB cable to connect your iPhone to computer and wait it to be recognized by this software. 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 PC" to export them to computer.

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2. Retrieve Call History on iPhone from iTunes Backup

If you have regularly backed up iPhone with iTunes, the iTunes backup files may save the call logs that you lost. Using official way to restore from iTunes backup or selectively recover from iTunes backup with FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery.

Restore from iTunes backup

  1. Open iTunes and connect 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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Note: If you choose the restore the iTunes backup, the old iTunes backups will be overwritten. And the data saved in the old backups will be erased.

Selectively Recover Call Logs from iTunes Backup without Data Loss

Step 1. Select "Recover Data 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 and click on "Recover to PC" to recover the lost call history in one click.

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3. Restore 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.

Restore the Whole iCloud Backup

  1. Nevigate to 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 and tap Restore from iCloud Backup. Ensure that the Wi-Fi connection is stable during the restore process.

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Note: The same as restore from iTunes backup, restore the whole iCloud backup will also cause data loss.

Recover Only Call History from iCloud Backup

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

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Step 2. Sorry that the iCloud backup can’t be obtained temporarily due to Apple server restrictions. And we will try our best to solve this problem, do please expect.

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By Joan J. Mims

Posted on May 05, 2018, 11:21:51

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