Top 2 Best Solutions to Recover Deleted iPhone Call History
- Why iPhone Call History Is Missing
- How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone
- Solution 1. Retrieve iPhone Call History from an iCloud or iTunes Backup
- Solution 2. Retrieve iPhone Call History with MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS
- The Importance of Making Backup Files
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- User Comments
Why 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, defraud money and property under the name of yours. 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 stuck on Apple logo, and you have to restore it to factory settings to make it back to normal; maybe the situations are even worse: your iPhone is lost or water damaged.
Recommended: If you iPhone is water damaged or even lost, you can read this post to find a way to recover iPhone data: Guide to Dry out Wet iPhone And Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone.
Then what is the chain reaction after iPhone call history is missing? Perhaps you forgot to check call history on iPhone and save some important call 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 iPhone? How to recover deleted call history on iPhone? Are there some available tools which can make iPhone call history recovery?
Of course, the answer is YES. And the next section is about the two specified corresponding solutions.
How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone
Solution 1. Retrieve iPhone Call History from an iCloud or iTunes Backup
Generally speaking, you may think of retrieving iPhone call log from an iCloud or iTunes backup at the mention of iOS data recovery. Yes, this way is the official proposed method which can help you get your deleted iPhone call history back. But you must know that 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 way.
So, is it possible to retrieve iPhone call log separately? Or is it possible to recover them even there is no backup in advance? OF COURSE, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Nowadays, some special iOS data recovery programs are designed to assist you to solve this issue in a safe and effective way. Among all these good and bad programs, MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS is an excellent choice.
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Solution 2. Retrieve iPhone Call History with MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS
A Brief Introduction of MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS
MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS is a piece of best iPhone data recovery software for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It can restore up to 15 types of media data and text data, including photos, APP photos, videos, messages, message attachments, contacts, WhatsApp, WhatsApp attachments, notes, calendar, reminders, Safari Bookmarks, voice memos, call history and APP documents. There are both Windows version for Windows operating system including Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Mac version for Mac OS X 10.6 and the above versions.
This professional iOS data recovery program offers three recovery modules: "Recover from iOS Device", "Recover from iTunes Backup File", and "Recover from iCloud Backup File". Different recovery modules have different application scenarios, and the Quick Start Guide can lead you to choose a proper module according to your personal needs. And the most important is that this tool can restore iOS data to your PC or Mac directly.
The Free Edition allows you to restore 10 pieces of call histories each time. So you can download and install the official version on your computer to experience the powerful functions first.
Way 1. Recover Call History from iPhone
This way refers to the recovery module "Recover from iOS Device". It is especially available in case that you haven't made an iCloud or iTunes backup before iPhone call history loss. Besides, to avoid overwriting data, you should stop to use the iPhone as soon as possible.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and open MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS to enter its main interface. The program will detect your iPhone and make it display on the main interface automatically. Then click "Scan" to start the scanning process.
Step 2. When the scanning process is finished, you will enter the result interface. From the left list, you can see all the scanned data types. And "Call History" is listed on the submenu of "Message & Call Log". Click "Call History" to list all the scanned call history separately.
Step 3. "Name", "Phone number", "Date", "Type" and "Duration" of 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.
Step 4. Then this program will allow you to choose a proper path to save the call history you want to recover. Just click "Browse" to select one path on the pop-out window. And you are allowed to click another button "New Folder", rename and create a new folder. Then, you can click the blue button "Recovery" to save the selected call history.
There are two ways to open the specified path which stores the selected call history:
The first way: After step 4, you will get a pop-out window as following. Just click the lower left button "View Result" to enter the "Call History" folder directly.
The second way: It is the conventional way. Just find and open the specified path on your computer, and open the folders one by one until you see the folder named as "Call History". Then open that folder and click the file "call.html" and you will see a page as following. All the selected call history will be listed here.
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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". But when and how to apply these two recovery modules, please read the following two ways.
Way 2. Recover iPhone Call History from iTunes Backup File
This way is a strongly recommended recovery mode.
When you are sure that the deleted important 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 Back File".
Notice! MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS requires you to install the latest iTunes version to your computer to guarantee the normal recovery operation. (Get the latest iTunes version)
The detailed steps are as follows:
Step 1. After you enter the main interface, 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.
1. 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 find that file and then click "Add" to make it displayed on the interface manually.
2. If the selected iTunes backup file is encrypted, you should enter the password and click "Confirm" to unlock it.
Step 2. When the scanning process is finished, you will get the 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.
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 way 1.
You are also able to view the recovered call history according to the two ways mentioned in way 1.
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Way 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.
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.
Step 3. You are able to choose the type of files you want to download from the pop-out window as following. So just click "Call History" from the submenu of "Message & Call Log" and press "Confirm" to start the download process.
Step 4. When the download process is finished, you will enter the result interface. Different from way 1 and way 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.
Compared with way 1 and way 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.
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Each recovery module has its good points. Just select a proper one for your personal use.
Since the Free Edition only allows you to recover 10 pieces of call history each time, you should purchase the advanced version if you want to break this limitation.
The Importance of Making Backup Files
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 get lost, you can recover them from the backup files with the help of a third party program.
To protect your data, recommend you to read this post: How to back up your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to make backup files now.
As the best iOS data recovery program, MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS devotes itself to assisting you to get the lost data on iPhone/iPad/iPod back. It supplies three recovery modules for you. Take the issue in this post as an example. You are able use "Recover from iOS devices" to recover the lost/deleted call history from iPhone directly as long as they are not overwritten by new data; if you have made an iTunes backup in advance, you can use the module "Recover from iTunes Backup Files" - the extremely recommended mode - to recover lost/deleted call history; in addition, if you are sure that the call history you want to recover is included in the previous iCloud backup file, you can use the third mode - "Recover from iCloud Backup Files"- to achieve your aim.
If you encounter some problems when you are using MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS, you can try to find the solutions by visiting the User Manual.
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