Case 1. What is the easiest way to recover deleted call history and messages from my iPhone 4? Some of my texts and call history were deleted by mistake and I need some of the info for my business. Is there any recovery software on internet actually work? Thanks!
from Bobby Mase
Case 2. I did a factory restore on my iPhone 5, can I still retrieve my call history, pics and messages? I did ‘restore on backup’ on iTunes. Problem is, it didn’t have backup for my data when I plugged it in! So, I’m guessing all the files before I ‘restore it on backup’ was deleted. Is there a way to see the call history on my phone? I’m still hoping I can get them back! Please help?
from George Crafer
Recently, I recieved some emails from my readers to ask me for help with iPhone call history recovery. I chose two of them to show you the solutions.
If you have a backup for your call history on iTunes or iCloud, to restore from, that contains the call logs you lost somehow or deleted by mistake. If you want to restore from the backup, sync your phone to your iTunes account on the computer you created the backup. Simply right-click (or control-click) your phone in iTunes under Devices and choose “Restore from BackUp”. Then your call logs are back to your iPhone. This solution comes from Apple’s offcial website. You can try it freely.
But what if you don’t have a backup on iTunes? Take it easy! Here is your last shot!
Though iPhone uses quite a different storage mechanism which differents from other smartphone have a external micro SD card like Samsung Galaxy S 3, HTC One, still you can recover deleted or lost data (such as call history, notes, text messages, contacts, pictures, etc.) with a third party specific iPhone data recovery software called Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery. I used it to recover deleted call logs from iPhone 4s and it worked. Even though it is a comercial product, it actually works. By the way, it is easy to use! Just a few clicks you can get all your data back. You can download it from http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/itunes-data-recovery.htm
Here is a step-by-step guide to recover call history from iPhone by using this recovery software.
Important Note: Do not connect and sync the iPhone with iTunes to prevent data updating which will lead to data loss.
Step 1: Select the backup file for your iPhone to extract
Open the iPhone data recovery software and all backup files for your iOS devices will be displayed in front of your eyes. Select the one for your iPhone and click “Start Scan” to retrieve deleted call history from iPhone backup file.
Step 2: Preview content on the backup file
Just a few minutes, all the scanned files like photos, notes, cal history, contacts, SMS messages and so on will be shown in categories. You can preview the content before recovery. Then, choose the files you want to recover.
Step 3: Start to recover iPhone call history
Click on “Recover” to start to recover deleted call history on iPhone 5, 4S, 4 and 3GS. One last thing you need to do is to set a path to “Save” your recovered content on your computer. After the recovery, you can import your call history to your iPhone 4/4S/5 again.
That is all for iPhone call history recovery. If you have time, check out the other entries on my blog to learn more about your iPhone.