How to Recover Deleted Call History or Call Logs on iPhone

Mistakenly delete call history on iPhone or lost call log after updating iPhone to iOS 14/13? Don’t worry! Read this post to learn how to recover deleted recent calls on iPhone.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Nov. 19, 2020

You know, iPhone call history contains all incoming calls, outgoing calls, and missed calls on your phone, and they may reveal your privacy, even get you into trouble. Therefore, to protect privacy, many iPhone users choose to delete call history regularly. This sounds great, and it does protect your privacy from spying.

However, deleting call logs from iPhone regularly also brings you some problems, like you just clear all of the call logs from your iPhone, and then found that you forgot to check call history on iPhone and save some important call number to Contacts app. At this moment, a lot of questions come to your mind, like, can I see deleted calls on iPhone, how to recover deleted call history on iPhone, and how can I get them back to iPhone, etc.

Also Read: How to Make iPhone Announce Caller’s Name and Number in iOS >

Can You Recover Deleted Call Logs on iPhone?

About how to see deleted call history, normally, Apple specialist will advise you to restore your iPhone that you had made with iTunes or iCloud before. If you haven’t made a backup before deleting recent calls from your iPhone, you will never get them back.

In fact, these words above are not completely true. Deleted items on the iPhone won’t be erased from your iPhone database until they are overwritten by newly added files. It means that we can find and retrieve them before their being overwritten. But how exactly?

It’s quite hard to do the recovery by yourself since you don’t know any programming to access the system database to find the deleted call history. But fortunately, some top iPhone data recovery apps come to your hand to solve this problem. And below, we will recommend PhoneRescue for iOS to recover deleted call history from your iPhone(iPhone 12 series are supported). With 3 recovery methods, you can retrieve any data you want even without any backup. Also, you can also see deleted calls on iPhone as PhoneRescue for iOS will list all these data on the screen after the scanning. 

A tool to Recover iPhone Call History – PhoneRescue for iOS

PhoneRescue for iOS is a professional data recovery tool, which provides you an easy, quick and safe way to help you recover up to 31 data types from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, like contacts, messages, photos, notes, reminder, calendar, music, videos, voice memos, etc. And it also does great in iPhone call history/logs recovery, for example:

  • Maximum chance of recovering deleted iPhone deleted recent calls – No matter whether you have made backups in advance or not, PhoneRescue for iOS can get back all deleted call logs quickly, as long as they have not been overwritten yet.
  • Only wanted Calls Logs – You can preview all recoverable call history titles and select what you want to recover, not all deleted ones.
  • No Restoring iDevice & Keep All Existing Data Safe – Unlike iTunes or iCloud restoring, PhoneRescue for iOS enables you to preview the whole iTunes/iCloud backup directly without restoring and selecting the call logs you want to get back to iPhone. All the current content on your iPhone will keep safe.
  • Recover deleted call logs to iPhone’s Message App or computer directly – After the deleted messages are found, you can retrieve them directly to iPhone’s app, or save them to your PC/Mac in formats of .txt, or .html.
  • 60 Days Money Back Guarantee & Lifetime Free Upgrade – If PhoneRescue for iOS fails to retrieve what you want, you can ask for a refund anytime.

Then next we will show you 3 ways to get back deleted calls on iPhone with PhoneRescue for iOS: from iPhone directly, from iTunes backup, and from iCloud backup. Let’s get it started!

How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone Directly without Backup

If you haven’t made any iTunes or iCloud backup before deleting recent iPhone calls, you can follow us to find and see deleted calls on iPhone directly without any backup.

Step 1. Run PhoneRescue for iOS

Get PhoneRescue for iOS for your PC or Mac, install and run it on your computer, and then connect your iPhone to the computer with its USB cable.

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Step 2. Choose Recover from iOS Device

On the homepage of PhoneRescue for iOS, you will see three recovery models under the Data Recovery category. Please select Recover from iOS Device, and then click Right Arrow to go on.

How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone without Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone without Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Scan iPhone database

In this step, you need to undo the Select All first, and then choose the Call History only. Now, after you tap on the OK button, the software will scan the call history on your iPhone. 

How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone without Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone without Backup – Step 3

Step 4. Preview and recover call history

Select Call History > Select the Only list deleted > Select the call logs you want to restore > Click To iPhone to get deleted call history back to your iPhone’s app directly, or To PC to download them on computer.

How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone without Backup – Step 4

How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone without Backup – Step 4

Finding deleted calls on iPhone is based on the premise that the deleted call history is not overwritten, or not only PhoneRescue for iOS but other iOS data recovery tools can help you get them back. After scanning your iPhone thoroughly, if you still can’t see the deleted calls on your iPhone, this means they have been overwritten. And at this moment, you can consider retrieving them from iTunes or iCloud backup with the following tutorials.

How to See Deleted Calls on iPhone from iTunes Backup

If you have made an iTunes backup in advance, and it contains the call history you want to retrieve, you can get them back by restoring from iTunes backup. But we know that iTunes restoring way does not support backup previewing, so how can you exactly know if it includes the items you want? Besides, iTunes only enables you to restore the whole backup to iPhone, and erase the existed data on iPhone. You cannot selectively choose a single data type to get back and have to take the risk of some other important data being replaced.

But now, with PhoneRescue for iOS, you will never suffer from such annoying things. Because it is capable of iTunes backup previewing, and certain data recovering to your iPhone’s app or computer, without any data erasing and loss. Take the steps below to get back deleted iPhone call logs from iTunes backup now.

Step 1. Run PhoneRescue for iOS

Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer firstly, and then open it after attached your iPhone to the computer.

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Step 2. Select Recover from Backup

On the homepage of PhoneRescue for iOS, under the Data Recovery category, select the second recovery model – Recover from Backup, and click Right Arrow to scan your computer which will list all iTunes backups.

How to See Deleted Calls on iPhone from iTunes Backup – Step 2

How to See Deleted Calls on iPhone from iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Choose the right backup to scan

View the iTunes backups on your computer, and then select the backup contains the call history you want to get back, and click Right Arrow > Check Call History and click OK to scan the selected iTunes backup.

How to See Deleted Calls on iPhone from iTunes Backup - Step 3

How to See Deleted Calls on iPhone from iTunes Backup – Step 3

If your backup is encrypted, you need to enter your password to decrypt the backup. If you forgot it, you can recover it with iPhone backup password recovery.

Step 4. Preview and recover call history to iPhone or computer

Select Call History > Select Only list deleted > Select the contacts with call history you want to retrieve > Preview deleted call history > Select call history you want to retrieve > Click To iDevice to get deleted call history back to your iPhone’s app directly, or To Computer to download them on computer.

How to See Deleted iPhone Calls from iTunes Backup - Step 4

How to See Deleted iPhone Calls from iTunes Backup – Step 4

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup

If you have made an iCloud backup, and it contains the deleted phone calls, you can get them back by restoring from iCloud. But we know that, just as same as iTunes restoring way, iCloud restoring does not support previewing backup, either. Besides, iCloud only enables you to restore the whole backup to iPhone, and erase the existed data on iPhone. You cannot selectively choose a single data type to get back and have to take the risk of some other important data being replaced.

But now, with PhoneRescue for iOS, you will never suffer from such annoying things. Because it is capable of iCloud backup previewing, and certain data recovering to your iPhone’s app or computer, without any data erasing and loss. Take the steps below to get back deleted iPhone call logs from iCloud backup now.

Step 1. Open PhoneRescue for iOS on computer

Get the latest version of PhoneRescue for iOS on your PC or Mac firstly, and then install & run it.

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Step 2. Choose Recover from iCloud

On the Homepage of PhoneRescue for iOS, select the third recovery method – Recover from iCloud and then click Right Arrow to enter the next step.

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Sign in to your iCloud account

Log in with your Apple ID and password.

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup - Step 3

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup – Step 3

Step 4. Select iCloud Backup

You will see different categories listed on the page, here you should choose iCloud Backup.

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup – Step 4

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup – Step 4

Step 5. Get the right backup and scan it

Select the backup with recent calls you want to retrieve, click the download button on the right > Check Call History only, and click OK, then the backup will start to download.

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup – Step 5

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup – Step 5

Step 6. Preview and retrieve call history

After downloading completes, select the one and click Right Arrow > Select Only list deleted > Select the contacts with call logs you want to restore > Preview deleted call history > Select call history you want to recover > Click To iDevice to get deleted call history back to your iPhone’s app directly, or To Computer to download them on computer.

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup - Step 6

How to Recover Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup – Step 6

Also Read: How to Recover Deleted iPhone Messages without Computer >

The Bottom Line

As you can see, no matter whether you have made an iTunes or iCloud backup in advance, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you see deleted calls on iPhone, even help you recover them. Absolutely, PhoneRescue for iOS also supports recovering other iOS contents, like Messages, Contacts, Photos, Notes, etc. Now get PhoneRescue for iOS for your computer and start recovering deleted iPhone calls.

PhoneRescue for iOS – iPhone Data Recovery

  • Recover call history from iPhone even without backup.
  • No harm to the existing data and no need to restore your iPhone.
  • Recover iPhone call logs from iTunes or iCloud backup directly.
  • Support all iPhones and iOS 14 supported, 100% clean & safe.

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Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.

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