How to Delete a Recent Call on the iPhone 5

Are you trying to covertly make a dinner reservation, or plan a party, and you are worried that someone with access to your phone will see the calls that you have been making? Fortunately you can take a simple step that will remove a recent call from your iPhone 5.

Your iPhone’s Phone app includes a tab at the bottom of the screen called Recents, where you can see all of the incoming and outgoing calls that were made with the device. Each of the items on that screen can be deleted individually. Our tutorial below will show you how.


Deleting Individual Recent Calls on the iPhone 5

These steps were performed on an iPhone 5, in iOS 8.


Step 1: Open the Phone app.

open the phone app



Step 2: Select the Recents option at the bottom of the screen.

select the recents tab



Step 3: Tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.

touch the edit button



Step 4: Tap the red circle icon to the left of the recent call that you want to delete. Note that you can instead tap the Clear button at the top-left corner of the screen if you want to delete all of your recent calls.

touch the red button to the left of the call to delete



Step 5: Press the red Delete button to delete the call, then press the Done button at the top-right of the screen to exit the call deletion interface.

touch the red delete button



You can also delete a call on the Recents screen by swiping to the left on the call, then touching the Delete button.

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