[Full Guide] How to Recover Deleted Call History/Call Logs on iPhone

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Your call history/call logs can be important, especially if you ever want to call an unsaved number you previously contacted. If you happen to have deleted your call logs (intentionally or accidentally), this guide will help you learn how you can retrieve them and get back all the logs you need to use. We shall discuss the different iPhone call history recovery methods depending on your situation and the tools you have at your disposal.

The methods we are about to cover are divided into two sections: those that need no backup and those that require you to have made an iTunes or iCloud backup just before you deleted the call history. Without further ado, let’s jump right in!

How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone Without Backup

If you don’t have an iCloud and iTunes backup, you can still recover your call logs with a reliable third-party application such as Anyrecover (iOS). Over 3 million people have used Anyrecover to recover deleted files on their iPhones. The two main benefits of using this app are that you don’t have to first reset your iPhone, and you also don’t need a backup. All you need is to have the app installed on your PC or Mac.


Key features of Anyrecover (iOS):

  • Selective files recovery: Anyrecover allows you to preview files before recovering so that you choose only the files you need.
  • Recovering different types of data: Besides call history, you can use this tool to recover several other data types, including messages, photos, videos, notes, and more.
  • Intuitive UI design: It has a straightforward user interface that is easy to navigate and use.
  • Recovering file from different sources: Anyrecover allows users to recover files direct from their iPhones, iCloud, and iTunes backups.

Steps to restore call history with Anyrecover:

    Install Anyrecover (iOS) on your Mac or PC. Open it and click the Smart Recovery tab on the menu bar.

 choose smart recovery mode

    Next, you should connect your iPhone to the computer via a reliable lightning cable. Choose what situation you are in and click on the appropriate option. Then it will guide you to the module and start scanning your device.

scan your device

    When the scan is complete, you will see the discovered call logs. You can select all call logs or only the ones you want to recover. Then click on Restore to Device button to retrieve them back to your iPhone.

preview files

How to Recover Call History on iPhone Without a Computer

Method 1 - Recover deleted call history on iPhone with iCloud backup

If you made a backup to your iCloud just before deleting your call logs, you can use this method to recover them.

But remember, you need to first erase your iPhone before you can restore any backups from iCloud. You will also need a stable and fast internet connection because downloading several gigabytes of data from iCloud to your iPhone requires plenty of bandwidth.

recent call history iphone

Method 2 - Recover deleted call history on iPhone with Anyrecover (iOS)

If you don’t want to erase/reset your iPhone to restore deleted call history, you can use AnyRecover (iOS).

    After installing and launching Anyrecover on your computer, choose the Recover from iCloud option from the left menu bar and connect your iPhone to recover recent call logs.

recover call history from iCloud

    After that, sign in your iCloud account. Choose one or more categories to recover and tap Scan to continue.

choose call history to recover from iCloud

    Finally, the program will begin scanning your device. Simply wait for a while, then you can preview all the data in the interface and recover the call history you want.

scanning iCloud to recover call logs

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iTunes Backup

Way 1 - Recover deleted call history on iPhone with iTunes Backup

If you have already created an iTunes backup before deleting your call history, you can use this method to recover them. With this method, you will use iTunes/Finder, which will erase your iPhone before restoring all the files. But there is a better method for recovering your call history from an iTunes backup. Let’s look at it in the next section.

recover deleted call history on iPhone with iTunes backup

Way 2 - Recover deleted call history on iPhone with Anyrecover (iOS)

Instead of using Finder or iTunes to recover your deleted call history, you can also use AnyRecover (iOS) to handle this issue.

    To use this method, you should first choose the Recover from iTunes Backup option on the app.

recover from iTunes backup

    Afterwards, you can select the file type you want to recover and tap on Scan. Then you can proceed to preview the data and recover them.

select call logs to recover from iTunes backup

FAQs About iPhone Call History Recovery

Q1. Is It possible to recover the deleted call history a month ago on my iPhone?

Yes, it is possible to recover call history deleted over a month ago using Anyrecover. You can use the procedures we shared in part one to recover call logs deleted over a month ago.

Q2. How can I see my last week call history on my iPhone?

To see your call logs, open the phone app and tap the Recent tab. Your iPhone will only show you up to 100 call logs. You will need an app like Anyrecover to view all call logs stored on your iPhone besides the ones shown in the phone app.

recent call history iphone

Q3. How many calls can the iPhone keep in its call history, and how can that be increased?

Your iPhone will typically show you up to 100 call logs, but the actual number of call logs stored on your iPhone is 1000. Currently, there are no options in the iPhone’s settings that allow you to increase the number of calls stored in your Call History.


We have covered all the reliable methods you can use for iPhone call history recovery. You can choose from the different methods we shared, depending on which one you find convenient. However, Anyrecover (iOS) is the safest and most reliable way to restore your iPhone’s call history since it doesn’t involve erasing your iPhone. You will also need no iTunes/iCloud backup if you use the procedures we shared in part one of this article. Let’s give it a try!

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By Alva Doris , to iOS Data Recovery

Updated: Oct 31, 2022