How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR

I have an iPhone XR, I have been deleted my iPhone XR Call history by mistake recenty, now I want to retrieve my deleted Call history from my iPhone 8 on my Mac computer, can you give me some advise about how to recover deleted call history on iPhone?’

Is it possible to recover deleted call history on iPhone? How to retrieve call history that was accidentally deleted? Generally speaking, the call logs are not that important if there exist an address book. But it troubles a lot if we delete the call logs that still haven’t been saved in Contacts. Don’t be in panic, we will introduce three solutions to retrieve all history on iPhone.

Actually, deleted items are still saved on the internal database of the device after deletion, which means they are not permanently deleted until these files are eventually overwritten by new backups. What you need is such a tool to find and extract the deleted data on iPhone. 

1. Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone without Backup

FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is built to help iPhone, iPad, iPod touch users recover deleted or lost data. It enables you to recover accidentally deleted data without any backup. The supported data types are including but not limited to contacts, call logs, messages, photos, videos, WhatsApp messages, notes, voice memos, viber, kik conversations, etc. Download the free trial version of this iPhone Data Recovery to recover iPhone call history with the steps below:


Step 1. Launch the iPhone Data Recovery on your laptop or computer, select ‘Recover’ from the interface.

choose recovery mode

Step 2. Choose ‘Recover from iOS device’, using an USB cable to connect your iPhone to computer and wait it to be recognized by this software and click ‘Start Scan’ to scan the call logs and other data on your iPhone.

recover from ios device

Step 3. The scanning process won’t take for a long time. Once it has finished, click ‘Call History’ from the categories to preview in detail. Choose the call history that you lost and click ‘Recover’ to export them to computer.

recover iphone call history without backup

2. Retrieve Call History on iPhone from iTunes Backup

If you have regularly backed up iPhone with iTunes, the iTunes backup files may save the call logs that you lost. Using official way to restore from iTunes backup or selectively recover from iTunes backup with iPhone Data Recovery.

Restore from iTunes backup

Step 1. Open iTunes and connect iPhone with iTunes.

Step 2. Once the iPhone is recognized, the device icon will appear. Find the iPhone icon and click Restore Backup.

Step 3. Choose the most recent iTunes backup and click Restore to restore the backup.

restore from itunes backup

Note: If you choose the restore the iTunes backup, the old iTunes backups will be overwritten. And the data saved in the old backups will be erased.

Selectively Recover Call Logs from iTunes Backup without Data Loss

Step 1. Select "Recover from iTunes Backup Files" on the primary window of iPhone Data Recovery. The iTunes backups that you made previously will be listed. Choose an iTunes backup that may contain the lost call history and tap on 'Start Scan'.

choose an itunes backup

Step 2. The recoverable data will be shown to you after the scan. Preview the call history and other data and click on 'Recover' to recover the lost call history in one click.

recover call history from itunes

3. Restore iPhone Call History from iCloud Backup

If you enable iCloud backup on iPhone, it will automatically back up your iPhone data everyday over Wi-Fi when the iPhone is turned on, locked, and connected to a power source. Thus it is wise to check iCloud backup for lost call history.

Restore the Whole iCloud Backup

Step 1. Nevigate to General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings to reset your iPhone as a new one.

Step 2. Turn on the iPhone and follow the setup instructions on the screen and tap Restore from iCloud Backup. Ensure that the Wi-Fi connection is stable during the restore process.

restore from icloud backup

Note: The same as restore from iTunes backup, restore the whole iCloud backup will also cause data loss.

Recover Only Call History from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Switch to "Recover from iCloud Backup Files" after the launch of iPhone Data Recovery. You'll be notified to sign in to iCloud with the Apple account.

log into icloud

Step 2. When you log into iCloud, select the right iCloud backup and click 'Download' to get the iCloud backup.

choose an icloud backup

Step 3. All the content saved in iCloud will be displayed after the download. Then select the call history that you want to save and tap on 'Recover'.

recover call history from icloud


By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Apr 04, 2018, 18:02:36

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.