Call logs record our communication activities with other people and provide crucial evidence to the court or police when you get into trouble. But to protect our privacy from spying, many iPhone users choose to delete call history regularly from their iPhones. Well, this does protect your privacy. It sometimes brings you problems as well; for example, you need this call log to prove yourself to be innocent, or you forget to save the important call number to your SIM card. At that moment, you may wonder how to retrieve deleted call log on iPhone.
This article includes everything you concerns, including the possibilities of iPhone call history recovery and ways to recover or retrieve deleted calls on iPhone with or without backup.
Part 1. Can You Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone?
Part 2. How to Retrieve Deleted Call Log on iPhone from Backup Files?
Part 3. How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone without Backup?
Bonus: Back up iPhone to Prevent Data from Losing
Absolutely. iPhone call log recovery may sound difficult, but it is possible. When you delete an incoming call, outgoing call, or missed call on your iPhone, it is not completely deleted. In fact, it occupies the space in the system until a new call log is added to the storage and overwrites it. So, if you want to find back deleted call logs from iPhone, you will have to switch off Wi-Fi or cellular data on your iPhone and stop using it.
Next, how to recover deleted calls on iPhone? You can recover them with a reliable iPhone call history recovery app or restore them from backup files.
Many people may form the habit of backing up their iPhone regularly. If you have created a backup of call logs on your iPhone beforehand, you will easily retrieve deleted calls on iPhone from backup files. There are two common approaches for iPhone users to back up the iPhone for free - iCloud and iTunes. Therefore, we are introducing how to retrieve deleted call logs on iPhone from iTunes or iCloud backup first.
If you have ever backed up your iPhone call logs with iTunes on your computer, the first way you can try is using the professional iPhone call history recovery - Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery to restore deleted call logs on iPhone. This iPhone call log recovery program can automatically scan all iTunes backup files on your computer and recover SMS, photos, calendars, call history, contacts, and other types of files from your iPhone/iPad/iPod without connecting your iPhone to the computer. In addition, it also has a recovery mode that allows you to recover deleted or lost contacts and messages from iOS devices directly.
Besides, it works on all versions of iPhone, iPad, and iPod, such as iPhone 12/SE (2nd generation)/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/SE (1st generation)/6S Plus/6S/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4, etc.
Note: Due to iOS limitations, Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery only supports recovering call logs on iPhones running iOS 9 and older versions.
Try the following three steps to retrieve deleted calls on iPhone:
1. Run Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery on the computer and scan iTunes backup.
Launch this iPhone call log recovery program after installing it on your computer. Then click the Recover from iTunes Backup File mode. It will automatically detect the iTunes backup records for your iPhone that you have synced with this computer before. After all backup records show on this program, highlight the one you want to recover data and click the Start Scan option.
2. Scan the data type you want.
By default, all the data types that the software supports will be selected. If you want, you can choose to scan the call logs only.
3. Retrieve deleted calls on iPhone.
When the scanning is complete, you can lick Call Logs from the left panel and preview the detailed information.
After previewing all call logs, tick the call history you want to restore and tap the Recover to Computer option below. Then define a folder to keep restored data and hit OK to begin the recovery process.
Further reading: How to restore contacts from iTunes backup to iPhone
Apart from iTunes, many people also back up call history to iCloud from their iPhone directly. As far as you keep iCloud activated and enable syncing call logs all the time, you can retrieve deleted calls on iPhone from iCloud backup files.
Here are the steps:
1. Ensure that your iPhone is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network, and you have iCloud backups on the system. You can click in sequence Settings > your Apple ID > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups to check them.
2. Reset all iPhone data. Open Settings and select General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings. Confirm your operation by entering your passcode. After erasing, your iPhone will restart automatically.
3. Restore call logs from iCloud Backup. After restarting the iPhone, set up your iPhone as it was brand new. When you arrive at the Apps & Data screen, hit Restore from iCloud Backup, sign in to iCloud and tap the backup file you want to restore.
Notes: This way will erase all data from your iPhone and restore all data types from the backup files, not only call history. Besides, it may erase the current content on your iPhone.
If there is a previous iTunes backup on your computer already, you can also restore deleted call logs on iPhone this way. However, you are not able to preview and selectively choose the call logs you require to restore using this way.
1. Launch iTunes and plug your iPhone into the computer with a USB cable.
2. In the iTunes window, click your iPhone icon from the top left panel and tap the Restore Backup button.
3. Select the backup file you want to restore from the pop-up window and hit the Restore button.
Once done, disconnect your iPhone from the computer, and the restored call logs will be where they should be on the iPhone.
Sometimes, we may not back up our iPhone before the call history is deleted from the device. If so, you are still able to recover the deleted phone calls iPhone. But how to recover deleted call logs on iPhone without backup? You need iPhone Call Log Recovery. The professional and reliable tool can recover deleted contacts, text messages, call history, notes, photos, iMessages, WhatsApp/Kik/Line/Viber/Facebook Messenger data, and other files from your iPhone, iTunes, and iCloud safely and easily.
Actually, it supports to recover lost data from the iPhone on various scenarios: accidental deletion, water damaged iPhone, screen broken iPhone, no backup of iPhone, iPhone gets stolen, the system crashed or failed iPhone, passcode forgotten iPhone and device stuck iPhone.
Well, iPhone Call Log Recovery works with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod. For iPhone 12 Pro Max/12 Pro/12/12 mini/iPhone 11/XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE and newer iPad and iPod touch versions, you can recover 8 kinds of data, and this program will indicate which data is recoverable. For any other iPhone, iPad, and iPod, you can successfully recover up to 19 kinds of data.
How to recover deleted phone calls on iPhone without backup?
1. Install iPhone Call Log Recovery on your computer and connect the iPhone to it.
Install the iPhone Call Log Recovery on your computer, run it, and tap Recover from iOS Device from the left panel. After that, plug your iPhone into the computer with a USB cable.
2. Start to scan the deleted data on your iPhone.
Once this program detects your iPhone, click the Start Scan button to begin the scanning process.
3. Recover deleted call logs on iPhone directly.
After scanning, all data types will be listed in this program. Just select Call History from the left panel, turn on Only display the deleted items on the top of the interface, tick the items you want to recover, and hit the Recover button below to begin the call history recovery process.
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Now that the call logs are so important on your iPhone, I will always suggest backup as a good way to avoid data loss. Nowadays, some cloud-based backup services or computer-based backup programs are designed for iPhone users to back up iPhone data. You can select one to back up your very quickly. If you do not know how to do it, you can refer to our guide to back up your iPhone to the computer.
Losing data from iPhone is a common thing in our daily life. For iPhone users who have accidentally or intentionally deleted call logs from the iPhone but later find them useful, there are four easy ways for you to choose in this article. By comparison, two ways stand out. You can see that Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery is easy to restore deleted iPhone call history from iTunes backup file, and if there is no backup file for your iPhone, the versatile iPhone Call Log Recovery also allows you to recover call logs on iPhone without backups.
Well, you know how to select.
If you get into difficulties when using our methods, please let us know by leaving a comment below.