One of Apple's most unique and useful features is FaceTime. Unlike standard calling features, FaceTime allows iOS users to video chat with each other. The process of calling another user is extremely simple. Any Apple product owner knows that there are two separate apps for calling; the calling app and the FaceTime app.
But what you might not know is how to view FaceTime call history.
For iPhone and iPad owners who often use FaceTime audio and video, you might already know that people can use both email and phone numbers when making a call. FaceTime. This is why it is important to understand how to access FaceTime call history which will only show FaceTime activity instead of your usual call history.
How to View Your FaceTime Call History
Viewing your call history on FaceTime is much like viewing standard call history. Luckily, you can view history on iOS or macOS devices. Let's review both.
How to View iOS FaceTime Call History (iPhone and iPad)
Whether you're using an iPhone or iPad, you can follow these steps to view your FaceTime history:
- Open your device screen and tap on the FaceTime app. Notes: If you can't find the app on your home screen, swipe all the way to the left and type "FaceTime" in the search bar.
- When you open the app, you'll see a list of recent FaceTime calls.
Scroll through the list viewing your history. If you've set up iCloud, you can view all of your FaceTime history from all of your Apple devices here.
How to View Your FaceTime History on a Mac
As mentioned above, you can view your FaceTime history on other Apple devices as long as you're signed in to your iCloud account. If you're using your Mac, follow these steps:
- Open FaceTime on your Mac. Notes: If you can't find the FaceTime app on your Mac's dock, open the Applications folder and type "FaceTime" in the search bar.
- Your FaceTime history will appear in the list on the left side.
That's all we can say about it. Of course, if you delete your FaceTime call history (which we'll discuss in the next section), the information won't appear.
How to Sync FaceTime Across All Apple Devices
If all your Apple devices are successfully synced, you can view FaceTime call history on any of them. But first, you need to make sure all your devices are synced. When you first set up a new Apple device, this should take effect automatically. But if not, here's how to sync FaceTime calls across all your devices:
- Open the Parameters on your iPhone or iPad. Press on FaceTime.
- Check that there is a blue checkmark next to your Apple ID under the You can be contacted by FaceTime at title.
If you have a Mac, the steps are slightly different. Here's how to make sure all of your FaceTime is synced to your Mac:
- Open FaceTime on your Mac. In the upper left corner, tap FaceTime. Then press Preferences from the drop-down list.
- Make sure your Apple ID is Facetime enabled. Next, make sure the box next to your Apple ID contains the blue check mark.
Now, all of your FaceTime calls should go to all of your Apple devices, which means the history should appear on all devices as well.
How to Delete FaceTime History
If you've found FaceTime calls that you'd rather delete, it's pretty simple.
On your iOS device, all you have to do is swipe left on the call and tap "Delete" or the minus symbol depending on the version of iOS you're using.
Mac users will need to left click (Ctrl+click) on the call and click to delete the recent call.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are more answers to your questions about Apple's FaceTime history.
Can I view my FaceTime call history on my cell phone account?
Maybe you didn't see the history you were looking for using the above methods. With standard phone calls, your mobile carrier keeps a log of dialed numbers. But FaceTime is different. FaceTime is created using the internet or your mobile data. Therefore, your carrier cannot know what phone numbers or Apple IDs you called.
The only way to see your FaceTime call history is to view it directly from the device, as shown above.
How to view deleted FaceTime history?
As stated above, the only way to view your FaceTime history is from the device itself. But, things get a bit trickier when you search the deletion history. This is because it no longer exists on the device. Luckily, there are several things you can try to recover history.
First, check your other Apple devices. If you have an iPad, Mac, or older iPhone, check those devices first. Even if you deleted call history from one device, it may still appear on another.
Then you can restore your device with an old iCloud backup. FaceTime history resides in your iCloud. Notes: It is better to restore to another device rather than the one you use daily, because you will lose any new information you have on the device dating back to the date of the backup you are restoring.
You will need to factory reset your device to restore it from an old iCloud backup. Once restored, the FaceTime call history should appear.
Finally, you can use data recovery software to recover your FaceTime call history. Here is a list of our top 6 data recovery tools available for free online.
Can I see my FaceTime call history in the call app?
Absoutely! If you prefer to use the standard calling app, you can tell regular phone calls and FaceTime calls apart by the camera icon to the left of the contact.
My history is not showing. What is happening?
Although it is a reliable operating system, iOS can still present problems and errors. Assuming you haven't deleted your call history by accident or recently factory reset your device, there are several reasons why your call history may not be showing.
First, if this is a problem, you can try resetting network settings on your device. Some users have found this to be the fastest solution. All you have to do is open Settings on your iPhone, go to General>reset>Reset network settings.
If you recently changed devices or carriers, the call history may not reappear. Finally, your call log will contain little history. This means that some of your calls may no longer be available in your FaceTime history.