How to Recover Call History on iPhone

///How to Recover Call History on iPhone

If you have lost the call history on your iPhone and would like to recover it, this simple guide can be of help. There are a wide variety of reasons why you may have lost your iPhone call history and want to restore it. The process of getting your iPhone call history back is actually very easy, but you will need a piece of software that can help you scan and retrieve the iPhone call history from your cloud data or iTunes account. These tools, such as iPhone Data Recovery (Windows) and iPhone Data Recovery (Mac) allow you to preview the call history before you recover it. One of the most important things to remember, however, is to not under any circumstances sync your phone before you recover your call history or your local data will overwrite what is on the remote server and you will not be able to recover the call logs that you want.

A Professional iPhone Data Recovery Software to Use for Your Task

iPhone Data Recovery for Mac and Windows offers the ability to recover data logs for more than 22 file formats used on your iPhone. These formats include data for not only built in applications such as call logs, messaging, contact, Safari bookmarks, voicemails, voice memos and more, but also popular apps you may have on your device such as messages/attachment from Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, WeChat, & even Kik. This is just a short list however, there are lots more apps that the software can retrieve lost data for as well.

It doesn’t matter how or why your data got lost, even if your phone is damaged or destroyed you can still recover the data from your account storage on the cloud and impart it back to your device, or a new device if needed. You can even select what iPhone call history records or other data that you want to recover, rather than recovering everything stored in your cloud data/iTunes account.

This tool can even help you recover from “white screen” problems, and works with all iOS devices, including the newest iOS 10.3 and the brand-new iPhone 7 devices.

Part 1: How to Recover Call History on iPhone Directly

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer

If you have an iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S and your device is operational, you can get started by clicking “Start Scan” in the software to try to recover any data that may still be stored on it but may be “hidden” from being usable.

If you however have an iPhone 4/3GS You will see the main window appear. Start by choosing the option for “Advanced Mode”. This will allow you to perform a deeper scan. From here you can begin the actual scan process. Just as with newer devices, the software will scan your phone for any deleted or “hidden” data that is on it.

Now get your phone ready for the process by following this simple procedure:

  1. Hold your iPhone in your hand while clicking the “Start” button.
  2. On the device, press and hold the “Power” and “Home” buttons together for 10 seconds
  3. Release “Power” button, but continue holding down the “Home” button for another 15 seconds. You will soon see a message of successful data scanning beginning.

Step 2. Preview & Recover iPhone Call History Directly

Now that your phones data has been scanned, the software will present to you a listing of all of the call logs and other data that it was able to successfully retrieve. Start by clicking the call history button in the software. You will be presented the listing of call history. To recover a particular call history for a number, click the small button beside that number or if you want to recover everything you can do that in one click as well.

This method will recover any data that is one your phone even if you have deleted it or reformatted your phone, but if you have a new device that is replacing a damaged or destroyed iPhone, or you want to migrate data from an old iPhone to a new one, you will need to follow a second method that uses your iTunes data instead of local data.

Part 2: How to Restore Call History On iPhone with iTunes Backup Files

If you have previously created an iTunes backup file which includes your call history information, then you can restore it from that backup. Open iTunes and connect your phone to your PC. When the iTunes software detects your phone, simply select the “RESTORE FROM BACKUP” function and then navigate to your backup file. It should be noted that this method restores your entire iTunes backup of your phone. There is no way to selectively choose which data you would like restored using the iTunes method. There is another way that you can try to restore with selective options using an iTunes backup file however.

Step 1. Choose iTunes Backup & Scan It

In the iPhone Data Recovery Software main window, select the option “Recover from iTunes Backup Files”. Choose the iTunes backup file on your PC that you want to recover from and select “Start Scan”. This will now present to you the option to extract the data from the file to a workable format in the software.

Step 2. Recover the Deleted iPhone Call History

You will be presented a window with all of the data included in your iTunes backup file. You can now selectively choose which data, and which call history information you would like to be imported to your device form the backup file.

If you did not create an iTunes backup file or have one that does not include your call history information, there is one final method that you can use to recover your call history using the iCloud Data Service.

Part 3: How to Recover Deleted Call History on iPhone from iCloud Backup

If you have your device setup to sync your call history, with the iCloud Data Service, you can use that synced data file to recover your call logs and restore them to your phone. This is a simple process and instructions can be found online on how to do it in less than a few minutes. It should be noted again that this method will restore all of your backup data will be restored when you use the basic method as provided by apple. Again, however, by using the iPhone Data Recovery Software you can choose to selectively choose what data you want to extract and restore back to your phone.

Step 1. Load The Program & Sign In Your iCloud Account

In the iPhone Data Recovery Software main window, select Recover from iCloud Backup Files”. You will be presented a window which allows you to sign into your iCloud Data Service account using your Apple ID and Password.

Step 2. Choose Your iCloud Backup File to Download & Extract It

Once you are logged into your account, the program will search for and display all of the iCloud Backup Files that are stored in your space. Select the one that you want to use and then click DOWNLOAD. Next, select the SCAN button to extract the data from your downloaded iCloud Backup File

Step 3. Preview & Recover iPhone Call History

After the scan and extraction has been completed, the program will display the data that it has found. You can now choose what data you would like to have restored to your device. Start by selecting the call logs that you want to recover and then click the RECOVER button. They will be decoded and restored back to your phone.

These simple methods will help you to easily recover your lost call history and other data to your iPhone should you ever need to. The use of the iPhone Data Recovery Software makes it easy to get your data back onto your device no matter what caused the data loss, or which method is best for your particular situation.


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