How to Delete Call History on Android

In this post, we’ll see:

I’m using Android 10. Let’s begin.

How to Back Up and Restore Call Log on Android

Here, we’ll see the steps to back up and restore call log on Android 10. Let’s start.

To Back Up Call History

You can back up the call log 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 “Get Started” button.

After 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 want to the backup call logs only. So, I leave the “Call logs” intact and disabled “Messages.”

Tap “Next.”

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

Tap the “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 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.

To Restore Call Log

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

Open the app.

Tap three vertical lines. Hit “Restore.”

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

You see that the “Call logs” is selected by default along with the recent backup.

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

Tap “Restore.”

That’s all.


How to Check Call History on Android

Open 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.

To Remove a Single Call from Call Log

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.”

To Delete Entire Call Log

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

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

Tap three vertical dots at the top > Call history.

You’re on the “All” tab.

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

In the pop-up, tap “OK.”

Note: There isn’t an option to remove multiple calls at once.

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