How to Delete Call History on Android

In this post, you’ll see the steps to back up, restore, view, and delete call logs on Android.

Here, I’m using Android 10. Let’s begin.

How to Back Up and Restore Call Logs on Android

Here you’ll see the steps to back up and restore call logs on Android 10. Let’s start.

Back Up Call History

You can back up the call logs on Android using:

  • The inbuilt “Backup” feature. It’s in the Settings app > Google; We’ll see this feature in another post.
  • A third-party app. In our instance, it’s the “SMS Backup & Restore” app.

Let’s see how to back up using a third-party app.

Install and open the SMS Backup & Restore app. I suggest you go through the app’s documentation in the Play Store.

Hit the “Get Started” button.

Once you’ve provided the permissions for the app, you should be on the primary screen.

​Tap “Set Up A Backup” button.

By default, “Messages” and “Call logs” are enabled for backup.

I only want the backup call logs. I left the “Call logs” intact and disabled “Messages.”

Tap “Next.”

Select your location for the backup. Choose the one as per your wish. I chose “Google Drive.”

Tap the “Log In” option.

Select the type of access and then choose your Google account. Provide permission.

Configure other options on the screen if you wish.

Tap “Test” at the bottom to test the setup. If the setup is correct, you’ll see a pop-up stating “Success.”

Tap “Save” to save the setup. Tap “Next.”

You can schedule recurring backups here. Choose the option as per your need.

I chose the “Daily.” If you want to change the time or repeat frequency, tap it and you can change it now.

Tap “Advanced Options” and use the options available there (if you wish).

Tap “Back Up Now.”

That’s it.

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Restore Call Log

To restore call logs, we’re using the same app. Remember, the app can only restore call logs if you’ve taken a call log backup using it.

Open the app.

Tap the three vertical lines. Hit “Restore.”

Choose the backup location. I chose “Google Drive Location.”

Along with the recent backup, you will see that the “Call logs” is selected by default.

Use the options in the “Advanced Options,” if you wish.

Tap “Restore.”

That’s all.

How to Check Call History on Android

Open the Phone app.

Hit on the “Recents” tab at the bottom if you’re not in it.

That’s it. You can view your call log.

How to Permanently Delete Call History on Android Phone

Note: Before moving ahead, take a backup of your phone call history. The steps are in the section at the top.

How to Remove a Single Call from Call Logs

Navigate to the “Recents” tab in the Phone app.

Long press the call that you want to delete.

You can see the “Delete” option. Hit it.

In the confirmation pop-up, tap “Delete.”

How to Delete Entire Call Logs

To delete all calls at once from the call log, follow the steps below:

Navigate to the “Recents” tab in the Phone app.

Tap on the three vertical dots at the top > Call history.

You’re on the “All” tab.

Tap the three vertical dots at the top > Clear call history.

In the pop-up, tap “OK.”

Note: There is no option to remove multiple calls at once.

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