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Have you ever deleted or lost your iPhone call history by mistake? Do you know how to recover deleted call history on an iPhone for free? MiniTool Solution will introduce two useful solutions to help you get back your lost or deleted iPhone call history in this article.

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Why Your iPhone Call History Is Missing

iPhone call history contains all your outbound calls, inbound calls and missed calls on your iPhone, which is a part of your privacy. The leakage of call history may get you into trouble.

For example, fraudulent money transactions as well as other illegal activities could take place under your name. So, you may delete your iPhone call history regularly to guarantee your privacy.

Or perhaps, the situations are different: you lost call history after iOS upgrading; or your iPhone got stuck on the Apple logo and you have to restore it to factory settings to make it go back to normal; Maybe the situations are even worse your iPhone got lost or water damaged.

If your iPhone is water damaged, you may also want to recover other kinds of iPhone data at the same time. Here, we offer you a useful guide which can solve this issue perfectly: Guide to Dry out Wet iPhone And Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone.

So, what is the chain reaction after an iPhone call history is missing?

Perhaps you forgot to check the call history on your iPhone and save some important numbers to the Contacts app.

At this moment, a lot of questions come to your mind: Is it possible to see the deleted call history on my iPhone? Can I recover deleted call history on my iPhone?

Of course, the answer is YES. The next section is about the two solutions to recover deleted call history on iPhone.

Solution 1: Restore iPhone Call History from the Previous iCloud or iTunes Backup

As to looking for a free solution to recover your call history, your first thought might be to restore it from an iCloud or iTunes backup. This solution is also the Apple official recommendation for iPhone data recovery.

However, you must know that using this way, the specified backup file will replace all the existing data on your iPhone. That is to say, this may cause the loss of other data. Most of the time you will lose more than you gain.

In addition, if you haven't made an iCloud or iTunes backup in advance, you are unable to restore iPhone contact history by using this method.

So, is it possible to retrieve iPhone call logs separately? Or is it possible to recover them even if there is no backup in advance? OF COURSE, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Nowadays, some pieces of special iPhone data recovery software are designed to assist you to solve this issue in a safe and effective way. MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS is such a good tool.

Thus, in solution 2, we will talk about this software and tell you how to use it to recover iPhone call history for free.

Solution 2: Retrieve iPhone Call History with MiniTool

A Brief Introduction of MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS is a piece of free iPhone data recovery software, which can be used to recover different kinds of data from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The supported data types are various, like photos, APP photos, videos, messages, message attachments, contacts, WhatsApp, WhatsApp attachments, notes, calendar, reminders, Safari Bookmarks, voice memos, call history and APP documents.

Besides, it has three recovery modules: Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File, and Recover from iCloud Backup File.

With the free edition of this software you can restore 10 pieces of call histories each time. Thus, you can firstly download and install this free software on your computer to have a try.

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If you discover it can find the deleted call logs you want to recover, you can then update it to a full edition to recover all of your needed files successfully.

Method 1. Recover Call History from iPhone Directly

Recover from iOS Device can be used to recover deleted call logs from your iPhone directly. It is especially useful in the case that you haven't made an iCloud or iTunes backup before the iPhone call history loss. Besides, to avoid overwriting data you should stop to use the iPhone as soon as possible.

Before using this recovery module to recover deleted call history on iPhone, you need to make sure that you have installed the latest iTunes application on the computer you are going to use.

After that you can follow these steps to begin the iPhone data recovery process:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB cable and then open this software to enter its main interface.

Normally, this software can detect your iPhone and make it display on the interface automatically. When you see the following interface you need to click on the Scan button to start the scanning process.

scan your iPhone

Step 2. When the scanning process is finished you will enter the scan result interface. From the left list you can see all the scanned data types and of course Call History is listed on the submenu of Message & Call Log.

Then, you need to click Call History to list all the scanned call history separately. After that, the Name, Phone number, Date, Type and Duration of your iPhone call history will be listed in detail on the right side of the result interface. Just choose the ones you want to recover and click the lower right side blue button Recover to continue.

enter scan result interface

Step 4. Then, this software will pop out a small window as follows.

choose a path to save the selected iPhone call logs

There will be a storage path which is specified by default. You can click on the  Recover button to save the selected call history to it directly.

While, if you want to save them to another path, you can click on the Browse button to choose a location you want.

At last, your needed iPhone call logs are saved to the specified storage location. Then, you can open and use them immediately.

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There is another condition: if the deleted important iPhone call history is included in your previous iTunes backup or iCloud backup, please give priority to Recover from iTunes Backup File or Recover from iCloud Backup File.

Please read to learn when and how to apply these two recovery modules.

Method 2. Recover iPhone Call History from iTunes Backup File

This way is a strongly recommended recovery mode.

When you are sure that the deleted iPhone call history is included in the previous iTunes and iCloud backup files at the same time, you should give priority to use the recovery module Recover from iTunes Backup File.

Before using this software you need to make sure that the iTunes backup file you are going to restore is saved on the computer you are going to use. A copied one is also available here.

The detailed steps are as follows:

Step 1. After entering the software interface please select Recover from iTunes Backup File from the upper recovery modules list.

Then the iTunes backup files stored on your computer will be listed on this interface with their Name, Latest Backup Date and Serial Number. Choose the relevant one and click Scan to start the scanning process.

choose the target iTunes backup file to scan

If the iTunes backup file you want to use is stored on another path and not listed on this interface, you can click the lower-side blue button Select to pick it out from your computer and then click Add to make it displayed on the interface manually.

If the selected iTunes backup file is encrypted, you should enter the password and click Confirm to unlock it.

unlock encrypted iTunes backup file

Step 2. When the scanning process is finished you will get the scan result interface. Choose Call History from the left menu and make the software show the scanned call history separately. Select the ones you want to recover and click the lower-side blue button Recover to continue.

choose the files you want to recover

Step 3. Just follow the wizard to choose a proper storage path and recover the selected call history. The detailed operation is similar to step 4 of method 1.

You are also able to view the recovered call history according to the two ways mentioned in method 1.

Method 3. Recover iPhone Call History from iCloud Backup File

It is quite possible that you only made an iCloud backup before deleting the iPhone call history. In this case, you can use the third recovery module Recover from iCloud Back File to restore iPhone call history.

Notice! Due to the limitation of iCloud backup, this software can't detect iCloud backup files of iOS 9 or latter version.

The specified steps are as following:

Step 1. Open MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS and enter its main interface. Then, click Recover from iCloud Backup File from the upper part of the interface and you will get an interface as following. Enter your Apple ID and Password, and click Sign In to continue.

sign into iCloud

Step 2. The software will list the available iCloud backup files on the interface as following. You are able to select the relevant one by judging from the Latest Backup Date and File Size. Then move the cursor to the corresponding None of the State bar and None will change into DownLoad automatically. Just click DownLoad to continue.

click download

Step 3. You are able to choose the type of files you want to download from the pop-out window as following. Just click Call History from the submenu of Message & Call Log and press Confirm to start the download process.

check Call History

Step 4. When the download process is finished you will enter the result interface. Different from method 1 and method 2, this interface is only about call history. Choose the ones you want to restore, click Recover and then follow the wizard to complete the operation.

check the files you want to recover

Compared with method 1 and method 2, this way gives you the chance to download the iPhone call history only and allows you to load downloaded files. These two designs will save a lot of time for you.

Each recovery module has its good points. Just select the proper one for your personal use.

As mentioned above, with MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS Free Edition, you can only recover 10 call logs each time. To break the limitations you can use the full edition of this software to recover all of your needed files.

The Importance of Making a Backup of Your iPhone Data

Data loss is quite a common issue nowadays. Fortunately, some cloud backup services and backup programs are designed to protect your data. For iPhone users, the two proposed backup methods are iCloud backup and iTunes backup. When your iOS data gets lost you can recover them from the backup files with the help of a third party program.

To protect your data we recommend you to read this post, How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, to make backup files now.

Bottom Line

Two useful solutions to recover deleted call history on iPhone are introduced in this post. By comparison you can see that performing iPhone call history recovery free with MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS is easier and more flexible.

Why not try this program to get your deleted iPhone call history back?

Should you have any questions when you are using MiniTool software, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to [email protected] or leaving a message on the comment zone below. Your useful solutions are also appreciated here.

How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone FAQ

Can I recover deleted call history?
Professional iPhone data recovery software can help you recover deleted iPhone data including call history. MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS is such a program. As long as the deleted call history is not overwritten by new data, you can use this software to get it back.
How do I find old call history on my iPhone?
You can just open Call History on your iPhone to see the old call history. Generally, you can see 100 call records. If you want to see the earlier ones, you need to delete some records you can see currently. Besides, if you have backed up your iPhone data, you can also restore your call history from the previous backup and then find your needed ones.
Does iPhone delete call history automatically?
Unless you manually delete the call history, iPhone will keep 1000 call records for you. But, you can only see the latest 100 pieces. If you want to see the earlier ones, you will need to delete some of the call logs you can see currently. In addition, iOS updating may also delete some of your iPhone data including call history.
How many calls can the iPhone keep in its call history?
In theory, an iPhone can keep 1000 call logs including incoming and outgoing for you. But, you can only see the recent 100 records. If you want to see older call history, you need to delete some of the call logs you can see now in your iPhone release space for the older ones.
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