How to Print or Back up Call History from iPhone

This article guides you on how to print recent call history from your iPhone, as well as make a backup of it to HTML, PDF and CSV formats.

Visit our Droid Transfer page if you need to print call history from Android instead.

Quick guide: How to print your iPhone's Call Log History

Step 1: Download and install TouchCopy on your PC or Mac.

Step 2: Launch TouchCopy and connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 3: Choose the Call Logs feature in TouchCopy.

Step 4: Select the contact whose Call Logs you wish to print.

Step 5: Click on 'Print' in TouchCopy.

Step 6: Confirm your printer settings, and print!

How to Print Call History from iPhone

What TouchCopy can do with your Call Logs

TouchCopy allows you to browse, copy and print call history on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. To have access to this feature, and to the logs stored on your device, click the Call Logs button in TouchCopy.

Please note that TouchCopy can access the call history stored in the standard call log storage on your device. You can find out which call logs you have in your iPhone call log storage by opening the Phone app on your device and viewing the 'Recents' tab.

Viewing iPhone recent call history

This device call log storage is limited to storing 2000 entries (or only 100 entries before iOS 17). As you make and receive further calls, your older call history will be overwritten. If you wish to keep a record of your call history for longer, we recommend making regular backups of your call logs with TouchCopy. You may also be able to recover your deleted call history from an iPhone backup using our iBackup Extractor app.

Your device's call log storage may contain calls from various sources including telephone, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype and Microsoft Teams calls.

TouchCopy can only access call logs from third-party apps like Skype if they are contained in your iPhone's standard call log storage - it will not be able to access the apps themselves to gain access to other call logs.
The exception to this rule is WhatsApp. You can access all your WhatsApp call history in TouchCopy.

Users of iOS 13 and higher

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

If your iPhone backups are not set to be encrypted, TouchCopy will not be able to find your call logs.

Please check out our guide on how to set your iPhone backups to be encrypted.

TouchCopy will require your device's backup password to read and copy encrypted call logs, please enter this password when prompted in TouchCopy (as seen below). The app does not save or share this password and it is only used on your local computer.

Access call iPhone logs in encrypted backup

Displaying and Browsing Call Logs

TouchCopy displays a list of contacts or numbers who have called you or been called by you. Clicking on a name/number in the list displays the Call Log pertaining to that person.

TouchCopy will display information such as the date each call was made and the contact name or number, if this call was missed or unanswered, and how long the call lasted. You can choose whether to display the contact's number in your call log exports in TouchCopy's Preferences.

If you don't wish to back up or print a complete call history, you can instead set a date range to encompass only the call logs you wish to save or print. To do this, click on "Filter Dates" (PC) or "Date Range" (Mac) in TouchCopy and enter your desired dates.

Sorting Call Logs: You can order your list of call logs by contact name or by recently updated. To do this on PC, right-click on a contact in your list of call logs, then click either "Sort by Name" or "Sort by Last Updated". For Mac users, click the "Sort Order" button in the toolbar to reorder your call log listings.

Back up Call Logs to computer

Select which call logs you wish to copy by selecting one or more contacts from the list in TouchCopy, then choose what format you'd like to export your call logs to:

  • Save as HTML (PC) or Copy to Mac (Mac) - Export your selected call logs as HTML. You can open your copied HTML files in your web browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari...
  • Save as PDF - Export as PDF if you'd like an easily readable and shareable document.
  • Save as CSV - Save as CSV if you'd like to manage your call logs in a spreadsheet. You can open these files in programs like Microsoft Excel.

TouchCopy will then ask you where you'd like to save your file to on your computer. If no entry is selected, all Call Logs will be copied. You can also select all call logs by clicking a contact, and then pressing "ctrl+A" (PC) or "cmd+A" (Mac) on your keyboard.

Merging call logs into a single document

By default, TouchCopy will save your selected call logs as separate documents. For example, if Adam, Ben and Mary were selected for export, 3 separate files would be created, each containing the call history with Adam, Ben and Mary respectively.

If you would prefer to have a single consolidated file containing multiple contacts' call history, you can do this using TouchCopy's Settings. Simply enable "Merge selected call logs into a single call log". Now when you select multiple contacts in the Call Logs section of TouchCopy, and choose to copy as HTML, PDF or CSV, a single file will be created containing all call history from the selected contacts.

Printing Your Entire Call History

Pressing the "Print" button will bring up your computer's standard print options. If a selection of call logs is made, those will be printed, if nothing is selected, the entire list of call logs will be printed.

See it in action...

Publisher: Wide Angle Software