How to View, Export and Delete your iPhone Call History

A Complete Guide to iPhone Call History

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How to View, Export and Delete your iPhone Call History

Introduction

Call History is one of the most important features on an iPhone, and it's often overlooked. This simple feature can provide important information about calls that were made or received on an iPhone. This could be invaluable if you need the records for work, or to show in a legal matter.

In this guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about iPhone Call History.

Quickly jump to sections covered in the guide:

What are iPhone Call Logs?

Call Logs: An entry created on your iPhone whenever you make or receive a call on your iPhone.

Call logs are incredibly useful as they contain important information like the contact's name (or number if they are not saved as a contact in your device), as well as time, date, duration and whether a call was made, missed, or unanswered.

Call History: The collection of Call Log entries stored on your iPhone.

How do I see my iPhone Call History?

To access your call history on iPhone, unlock your device and open the Phone app. Tap "Recents" at the bottom of your screen to see a list of your call logs.

How to Check Call History on iPhone
How to Check Call History on iPhone

For more information about a particular entry, tap the (i) icon. This will show further details about the contact such as alternative contact methods, as well as quick buttons to contact this person again (Messages, Call, Video chat, etc).

How to View Old Call History on iPhone

Please note that iPhones only show you the most recent 100 calls, however, up to 1000 call logs are actually stored on the iPhone.

In order to view your older iPhone call logs, you'll need the help of a tool like TouchCopy. TouchCopy can show all your historical call history that is stored on your device all the way up to 1000. You can even save your call history so you don't lose any logs, or print them off!

If you are unable to find your older call history using TouchCopy, those call logs will be no longer stored on your device. However, all is not lost! You may still have your older call logs stored in a backup of your device. Skip to how to recover deleted iPhone call history >

Call Logs from other apps will show in iPhone Recents, but you may be able to access more app-specific call history in the apps themselves. For example, in WhatsApp you can access around 200 call logs.

How to Export iPhone Call History to computer

Backing up your call history ensures that it is safe if anything should happen to your iPhone. It also means that you can keep track of your call logs in the form of a list or a spreadsheet. We have found that this is very handy for professionals, and equally for people who simply want to keep their call history safe.

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What can I do with my iPhone Call History using TouchCopy?

  • See all Call Logs stored on your iPhone - even old ones which are no longer shown on the device.
  • Access standard Call Logs as well as from apps like WhatsApp, iMessage, FaceTime, Skype and Microsoft Teams.
  • Export Call Logs as HTML, PDF or CSV.
  • Print out Call History.
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TouchCopy can export your iPhone call logs as detailed below...

  1. Download TouchCopy and connect your iPhone.
  2. Open the "Call Logs" feature section.
  3. Select a contact from the list to view the call history.
  4. Click "Copy Call Logs", "Save PDF", or "Save CSV".

Call History export formats explained:

  • Copy Call Logs (PC) / Copy to Mac: save your selected call logs as HTML files. HTML files can be opened in web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
  • Save PDF: saves your call logs in the popular format "PDF" (Portable Document Format).
  • Save CSV: exports your call logs as Comma Separated Values. You can open such files in spreadsheet management programs like Microsoft Excel.

If you wish to combine all your call history from multiple contacts into a single file, TouchCopy has you covered. Simply enable this option in TouchCopy's Options, then in Call Logs, select multiple contacts (or use ctrl+A (Windows) or cmd+A (Mac) to select all), and choose your export format.

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How to Print iPhone Call History

If you need a hard copy of your call logs, you can also do this with a click of a button using TouchCopy.

TouchCopy can print your iPhone call logs as detailed below...

  1. Download TouchCopy and connect your iPhone.
  2. Open the "Call Logs" feature section.
  3. Select a contact from the list to view the call history.
  4. Click "Print".
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TouchCopy can access Call Logs from many different apps and can even save call logs to your computer for safekeeping. Skip back a section to find out more about what you can do with iPhone Call History with TouchCopy >

Just like with exporting, you can combine multiple call logs into a single document. To do this, simply enable this option in TouchCopy's Options, then in Call Logs, select multiple contacts (or use ctrl+A (Windows) or cmd+A (Mac) to select all), and hit Print.

How to Print Call History from iPhone on Windows PC
How to Print Call History from iPhone (Windows)

How to Print Call History from iPhone on Mac
How to Print Call History from iPhone (Mac)

For devices running iOS 13 and higher, encrypted backups are required in order for TouchCopy to access the iPhone call logs.

How to Find Deleted Calls on iPhone

Except for restoring a backup to an iPhone, there's no easy way to get back old or deleted call history on an iPhone itself.

That said, you can recover old or deleted call history from an iPhone backup using a tool like iBackup Extractor.

iBackup Extractor can access all the files and content from an iPhone backup stored on your PC or Mac. So, accessing your historical Call Logs is a doddle!

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iBackup Extractor

Access iPhone call logs from a backup of your device, even ones which may no longer be available on the device itself.

Easily save the Call History to your PC or Mac or print them out directly.

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iBackup Extractor can extract your iPhone call logs as detailed below...

  1. Download iBackup Extractor on your PC or Mac.
  2. Select the backup containing your desired call logs.
  3. Open the "Call Logs" feature section.
  4. Select a contact from the list to view the call history.
  5. Choose to save the call logs in HTML, PDF or CSV format.
Recover iPhone call logs from a backup
Recover iPhone call logs from a backup

For devices running iOS 13 and higher, encrypted backups are required in order for iBackup Extractor to access the iPhone call logs.

How to Delete Call Logs from iPhone

As we know, the iPhone will only show the most recent 100 logs in the Call History. If you want to see different logs, or if you have backed up or printed out your Call History using the methods above, you may wish to delete some call logs.

Deleting a call log will open up a space in your "Recents" Call History, so you'll now see an old call log return to your list!

How to delete iPhone Call Logs

Grab your iPhone and open the Phone app. Tap Recents to display your call history. For any call log entry you wish to delete, swipe it to the left to Delete it.

Delete an iPhone Call Log entry by swiping it
Delete an iPhone Call Log entry by swiping it

How to delete all recent Call History from iPhone

If your goal is to start afresh or clear some space on your iPhone, you may want to delete the entire recent call history on your iPhone (we recommend backing up iPhone call history first!).

To do this, in the iPhone Phone app, tap Edit, then Clear. Finally, tap "Clear All Recents".

Conclusion

There you have it, all you need to know about iPhone call logs! We've covered:

  • What a call history is, the information it contains, and its limits on an iPhone.
  • Understanding how to access your Call History on your iPhone.
  • Learning how to print out your call logs from individuals, or as a complete history with TouchCopy.
  • Discovering how to save iPhone Call History to your computer with TouchCopy.
  • Recovering old, lost or deleted call logs from a backup using iBackup Extractor.
  • How to quickly delete call logs from your iPhone.

Thanks for reading!

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