How to Delete All Recent Calls in iOS 8

Your iPhone keeps track of many of the actions that you perform on your device.

Whether that involves sending a text message, visiting a Web page, or making a phone call, the default settings on your device will keep a log of those actions.

You have options to circumvent these settings, such as using Private browsing in Safari so that your history is not stored if you need to keep this information private.

If you have made or received phone calls on your iPhone that you would like to remove from your call history, then you can delete those calls individually.

However, you may decide it would be simpler to delete the entire call history simultaneously.

Fortunately, you will not need to go through and delete every call individually, as you can follow the steps in the guide below to delete the entire call history in just a few short steps.

Clear Your Call History on an iPhone 6

The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.4. These same steps will also work for iPhone models using iOS 8 or higher.

Note that your call history is permanently deleted after you follow the steps below. If there is a number that you would like to save before you do this, then tap the i button to the right of the number in the call history, then select the Create New Contact option.

Step 1: Tap the Phone icon.

open the phone app

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

select the recents option

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

tap the Edit button

Step 4: Tap the Clear button at the top-left corner of the screen.

tap the Clear button

Step 5: Tap the Clear All Recents button at the bottom of the screen.

tap the Clear All recents button

Now that you know how to delete all recent calls on your iPhone, you can use this option whenever you want to clear out the call log on the device.

Are there conversations in your text message history that you would like to remove? Learn how to delete text message conversations to clear up the Messages app, and potentially save some space on your device.

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