How to Remove a Call History From an iPhone

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How to Remove a Call History From an iPhone
Erase your iPhone's call history. (address & phone book image by cegli from

Your Apple iPhone's call history is a log of all incoming and outgoing calls placed from your cell phone. The call history is located in the Phone app on your iPhone. As you continue to receive and send calls, the history is pushed to the bottom of your call history, and is eventually cleared from the history. In order to protect your privacy you can periodically erase your iPhone's call history, which clears the call log on your iPhone but is still available through your mobile provider.

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  1. 1

    Press the "Home" button on your iPhone, and slide your finger across the arrow bar at the bottom of the screen to unlock it.

  2. 2

    Tap the "Phone" icon on your home screen, then tap the "Recents" icon at the bottom of the screen.

  3. 3

    Tap the "Clear" button in the upper-right corner of the screen, and tap the "Clear All Recents" tab to remove all outgoing and incoming call history entries from your call log.

  4. 4

    Press the "Home" button to return to the home screen.

  5. 5

    Plug the iPhone USB cable into the bottom of the iPhone, and plug the other end into your computer's USB port. Before you do, make sure your computer is turned on.

  6. 6

    Click "Start" on your Windows PC taskbar, and click "Programs," "Apple" and "iTunes" to run iTunes. For Macs, click the iTunes icon on your screen's dock.

  7. 7

    Click "iTunes" at the top of the Mac's screen and select "Preferences." For PCs, click "Edit" at the top of the menu and select "Preferences."

  8. 8

    Click the "Devices" button and click the "Delete Backup" button. Click "Delete Button" on the dialogue box to confirm you wish to clear call histories and all backups saved on your computer.

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