The primary function of the mobile device was to make and receive phone calls. The growing nature of technology has brought more sophisticated substitutes to calls. However, many phone calls are still being made consistently. For instance, only a tiny 5% of cell-owning adults say they do not make phone calls between 1 and 5 times daily.
Recent and old call history can be pivotal in finding solutions to clueless cases at home and work. Hence, this article details how to check a number's call history and other details that mobile phone users need.
Every phone has a limit to the number or duration of call history that will be retained. For instance, some phones can only store up to 6 months or 1-year-old missed call history. Another estimate shows that Android phones have a call history limit of up to their last 500 call activity.
As regards the time duration, iPhone only stores 100 calls in the recent tab. Once you stop backing up your call information on iCloud, you can only access it 180 days from your previous call backup. Hence, the phone will remove older entries once you reach the limit if your phone falls under any of these categories.
Since the operating systems in mobile devices differ, there are different methods for checking the recent call history of a number. In this section, we will look at the two most popular mobile device operating systems which are Android and iOS.
Carrier companies store call history longer than most phones do. Hence, you can check your carrier app or website if you want to see call history for past months or even up to a year. In this section, we have highlighted four of the most popular carriers in the country and how to see call history from months ago on their website or app.
This telecommunications company keeps a call log for about 18 months (1.5 years). Hence, their 54.3 million customers can access a year and half old call logs. Here is how to go about it.
The retail customer of this company is about 140 million subscribers who can access their call history for 1 year. Follow these steps if you are one of the subscribers to the largest wireless carriers in the country to get your call history.
With a total of 101.6 million wireless subscribers, this company's call history lasts 5 years. Users can access their call history will these instructions.
This company offers the longest call history retention on this list, with 7 years. The 110 million subscribers of the country's second-largest wireless Carrier can access their call history by following these steps.
AirDroid Parental Control is a monitoring app that you can use to get the call history of the target mobile number. Even if the call was not placed on your mobile device, you could track the incoming call log on another phone.
This tool can come in handy if a parent wants to know whom their kid is talking to all night. A company head can use it to sniff out snitches talking with rivals and competitors. This app has a management suite and several other features that can benefit you.
Step 1. Download and Install AirDroid Parental Control App on your device. Launch AirDroid Parental Control on your device, create an account, and log in.
Step 2. Download AirDroid Kids on the target phone. After installation, launch AirDroid Kids and set up the necessary settings on the phone.
Step 3. Enter your pairing code on the parent's phone to bind the two devices.
Step 4. Now, you can start getting call history on any mobile number via Notification and Screen Mirror.
The call history of a number contains details like the name, frequency, length, and sometimes the location of the number's owner. That is why every phone retains call history for a while.
However, phone carriers retain call histories for longer. Through these two methods, users can see their call logs. If these two methods do not seem to work, you can use our third-party app, AirDroid Parental Control. Our app has a management suite with countless features for storing call history.