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It is a common practice to use the call logs to view recently dialed or received calls and save the number on the phone. But sometimes it becomes difficult to find the number from the call history, especially when you forget to save it earlier or when you dialed and received dozens of calls daily. Moreover, iPhone does not show you the full call history.

Now the question is how to check full call history on iPhone when you cannot find the targeted number? Luckily, there are multiple methods to view iPhone call history and this article is all about it. So, let's jump right to it!

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Part 1. How Far Back Does Call History Go on iPhone?

There is no limitation on the time of call history kept on the iPhone, but the iPhone will only display 100 most recent call logs. If you have to view the call history beyond those 100 call entries, then you have to delete some displayed records first, so that iPhone can show you the next 100 call records.

And your cellular carrier may hold more call logs, but the total number depends from carrier to carrier. So, the next parts will discuss multiple ways to see full call history on iPhone with detailed steps.

Part 2. How to Check Call History on iPhone?

You can easily check the call history on iPhone either using the Phone app or through the detailed call history statement accessible from your cellular carrier website. Both methods are discussed below with detailed steps.

1. Check Call History From the Phone App

The Phone app is a built-in app in your iPhone that you use to dial and receive calls, add contacts, and manage all calling activities. It also provides you with recent call history under the "Recents" tab. So, follow the below steps to quickly view iPhone call history from the Phone app:

  • 1.Unlock your iPhone and then tap the green "Phone" icon from the bottom menu bar.
  • 2. Tap the "Recents" tab and there you will see all the recent 100 call entries.
  • 3. You can click the blue "i" icon next to the number to view more details about that call.
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This way, you can easily use the Phone app to view the call history on your iPhone. However, one major drawback is that the Phone app only displays the recent 100 call records. So, if you want to view call history beyond that, then you have to access the call records stored by your carrier.

So, the next part will discuss how to find call history on iPhone beyond the 100 call entries through the carrier's website.

2. Check Call History From the Carrier’s Website

If you are concerned with how to view my full call history on iPhone, then you can access the call logs statement of your cellular carrier. Your carrier usually stores the call records for a long period of time. So, you can access the records stored by your carrier easily from its websites. Here we are mentioning the steps you have to follow to check the record from the AT&T website:

  • 1. Go to its official website in browser and click on "Sign in" if you have created the account with AT&T beforehand. If you didn't, then click on "Create One Now" and and complete the registration process.
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  • 2. Go to the "Phone Features" section and select the "Call History" tab. From there, you will be able to access your full call history.
  • 3. You can sort the call history by name, length, and similar other parameters. Moreover, you can even download call logs in PDF, CSV, or XLS file formats.

This way, you can easily view the full iPhone call history.

Part 3. Is There A Way to Check Old/Deleted Call History on iPhone?

Yes, there are multiple ways you can use to check deleted call history or old call history that are not included in the recent 100 ones displayed on iPhone. The most common way you could come up with is to restore call history from a backup. What if you didn't back up your iPhone? No need to worry. When you delete the call logs on iPhone, it still remains intact with the phone storage unless it is overwritten. Therefore, the deleted call history is still accessible on iPhone. Here are three effective ways to check and recover deleted call history on iPhone:

1. Check Old/Deleted Call History Directly From iPhone

When you deleted a call log from iPhone, you will not be able to get it back from the Phone app again. And things will become worth when you don't have a backup of the call history. Here, I think you should turn to a professional data recovery tool for help.

UnicTool iFindit is an all-in-one iOS recovery tool that offers an easy and quick way to view full call history and recover deleted call history from iPhone. No matter whether you accidentally deleted the call history or you encountered sudden data loss, iFindit can perform a deep scan and recover the deleted call history in no time directly from your iPhone even without any backup.

Here are some key features of iFindit:

  • Supports 18+ Data Types: It could recover various types of lost data, such as messages, contacts, photos, videos, Safari history and bookmarks and so on.
  • Without Backup: It could recover your lost call history or other lost data directly from iOS devices without any backup.
  • Preview Before Recovery: Once it completes the scan, you can preview the recoverable data before downloading it.
  • Strong Compatibility: It supports almost all iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod) and is compatible with almost all iOS versions (including iOS 15).
  • Fast and Deep Scanning: It scans your iPhone thoroughly and quickly and offers a high recovery rate.
  • User-Friendly: It offers an intuitive click-based user interface that requires no technical skills to use the tool.
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Follow the below steps to use iFindit to check and recover deleted call history:

  • 1 Download and launch iFindit on your computer and select "Recover from iOS Device" mode. Connect your iPhone with the computer via USB cable and click "Next" once the tool detects your iPhone.
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  • 2 Tick the checkbox located next to the "Call History" data type and untick any other checkbox. Once done, click "Scan".
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  • 3 The tool will initiate the scan process. Wait till the scan is completed. Afterward, you can preview and select the data you want to recover. Once done, click "Recover". This way, you can quickly recover deleted call history in no time.
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2. Check Old/Deleted Call History from iCloud Backup

If you have made backup of your iPhone to iCloud previously before the call history was deleted, then you can restore the backup and get back the deleted call history. However, the drawback with iCloud restoring is that you have to first delete existing iPhone data and then restore the iCloud backup. Moreover, this approach will restore all backed-up data not just the deleted call log. Besides that, you won't get the option to preview call history as in the case of iFindit.

Following are the steps of restoring backup from iCloud:

  • 1. Open the "Settings" app from your iPhone and navigate to General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings.
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  • 2. When iPhone reboots, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device until you reach the "Apps & Data" screen.
  • 3. Select "Restore from iCloud Backup" and enter your Apple login credentials to sign in.
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  • 4. Choose the backup you want to restore. Afterward, your iPhone will start restoring all the backed-up data from iCloud. Once the process is completed, you can go to the Phone app and check your deleted call history.

3. Check Old/Deleted Call History from iTunes/Finder Backup

When you make an iPhone backup using iTunes/Finder, it also stores your complete call history. So, if you have made iTunes/Finder backup previously, then you can use it to restore the call history. However, it will also overwrite the existing iPhone data just like iCloud. Similarly, you won't be able to restore just call logs or preview them before restoring.

Following are the steps of restoring backup from iTunes/Finder:

  • 1. Connect your iPhone with the computer via USB cable and open iTunes/Finder.
  • 2. Select your iPhone from the left sidebar and then click the "Restore Backup" button.
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  • 3. Select the backup you want to restore and click "Restore". You might also have to enter the password to decrypt the backup.

Afterward, iTunes/Finder will initiate the restore process. So, wait till the entire restore process is completed. Once done, you can access the deleted call logs from the Phone app. If you don't want to overwrite the existing data, then you should refer to method 1 (use iFindit).


In this guide, we have discussed how to check call history on iPhone using multiple methods. If you are just looking for the most recent call logs, then you can easily find them from the Phone app. However, if you are looking for full call history, then iFindit is the perfect solution for you. All you have to do is press free clicks to access and download the full call history. Moreover, it also enables you to recover the deleted call history effectively.


Charlotte Updated: Jan 14, 2022, Filed to iPhone Data Recovery

Charlotte, senior editor of UnicTool, can deliver high-quality and practical solutions for iPhone data recovery.

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