In 2022, how to restore deleted iPhone call history.

recover deleted call history iphone

Why you might lose your iPhone call history

Before we start the call history recovery from your iOS device, we need to know why you might lose your call history. 

It could be that your iPhone is broken, that you accidentally deleted it, that you don’t keep mobile phone numbers in your contact list, or that you can’t save the numbers before they are deleted.

Recover deleted iPhone call history using an iCloud backup

This is most likely the most straightforward and fastest method to get your iPhone’s call log back after you lose it if you have a backup in iCloud.

Check if your last iCloud backup was made before you deleted your call log.

Step 1: Tap on your name at the top of the Settings page.

Step 2: Tap iCloud, then Manage Storage, and finally on Backups.

Step 3: You’ll get a list of your devices’ backups. Please tap on the one for your iPhone to see when it was last backed up.

Step 4: Even if you discover an adequate backup, you must restore your iPhone to factory settings before using it. Since the backup, you’ll lose any new data, so save recent files separately.

Step 5: To reset your iPhone, go to Settings, General, then Reset, and then tap Erase All Content and Settings. Once your iPhone restarts and begins setup, choose to restore from an iCloud backup before you delete your text message.

How to recover deleted iPhone call history using iTunes or Finder

iTunes can back up your iPhone if you don’t want to use iCloud or don’t have enough space (or Finder in macOS Catalina or later). You’ll need a backup before you remove the call log, then reset your phone and restore from that backup. Lose everything after the backup.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer’s backup. Manually open iTunes if it doesn’t. (On Catalina or later Macs, open Finder.)

Step 2: Click the iPhone symbol at the top left. Select your device in Finder on a Mac running macOS Catalina or later.

Step 3: Click Restore Backup. All backed-up data will replace iPhone data. It’s quick. If you haven’t backed up since erasing the call history, it should now appear in your phone’s call log.

Contact your carrier to get your lost iPhone to call log back.

Your cell phone company might keep a record of your calls, at least for a while. If you deleted an essential call log, you might be able to get a copy of it by calling your carrier.

You might have to go through a lot of trouble to prove who you are or even ask the person you called for permission. Most carriers only keep call history records for a certain amount of time, so it’s unlikely you’ll ever be able to get back your iPhone call history from a year ago that you deleted.

You’ll get a list of your devices’ backups and a copy of your call history by dialing the customer support number from your carrier.

You can get back your deleted iPhone call history using a third-party tool.

Many third-party software tools say they can help you get back deleted data on your iPhone, like your call history. It’s a bit of a risk since they’re rarely free, and you can’t be sure they’ll work. 


We understand how annoying and frustrating to lose important iPhone call history. No matter what caused you to lose your call logs, you don’t have to worry anymore because you can quickly get them back with an iPhone backup.