How to Clear Recents from iPhone iOS 11.3?

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As you keep using your iPhone iOS 11.3, it is possible for your contact list to keep growing and not just all, your iPhone iOS 11.3 is good at remembering things like contacts and history. This can be frustrating and apart from that it does not really help protect privacy. Therefore, it becomes necessary to clear things up and this is what this article looks at in details.

How to Clear Call History on iPhone iOS 11.3

It is really easy to clear call history on iPhone iOS 11.3. However, it is important to note that there are several ways to do this. One way is by using the common means most people use while another way is by using some top quality tool for better results. We shall look at the two ways in which clearing your call history can be done.

1Permanently Clear iPhone Call History (Unrecoverable)

The safest way to clear your call history is to use the iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac and this is regarded as the best way to do this. First, the Umate Pro is the world’s number one iPhone iOS 11.3 cleaner and privacy protection tool that is necessary for every iPhone user.

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Umate Pro Clears All the Recent Histories:

  • Clearing all Current Histories: It clears all your current history with ease with the utilization of just one touch clean up mode
  • Clear all Previously Deleted Call History: For example, if you have deleted your call history using the common way which is not enough as described above, the Umate Pro has the ability to fish them out and erase them permanently.
  • 100% Unrecoverable: Umate Pro erases data leaving it 100% unrecoverable even if the most modern data recovery tools are used. Therefore, using it to delete your call history renders it irrecoverable and this is good for your privacy and data security.

The beauty of the Umate Pro is that it is easy to use with just few steps as seen below

Step 1: Run the program on your PC and connect Your iPhone iOS 11.3 to it via a cable.

Step 2: Choose the Erase mode for the clean up, to erase iPhone call history, you should choose "Erase Private Data" or "Erase Deleted Files".

Step 3: Click on "Erase Now" button to erase call history permanently

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Umate Pro is fully compatible with iOS 11 and receive lots of positive reviews from, , etc.

Other Key Features of the Umate Pro

The Umate Pro boats of other important key features and that is why every iPhone should have it

  • Erases app junk files like caches, cookies etc
  • Erase deleted messages, photos , videos, Whatsapp messages and temporary files
  • Erases all data permanently without leaving a chance of recovery
  • Erase Private iOS data
  • Preview and Selectively Erase private files
  • Backup and delete photos and videos

2 Manually Delete Call History (Recoverable)

You can also choose to manually clear call history from iPhone but it's not secure for your data. Unfortunately using this means will not clear your call history permanently because they can be recovered using top data recovery tools.

Therefore, for privacy protection and security reasons, using the common way to clear your call history is not enough and hence will require a better method which we will see next. Clearing your call history using the common method will involve deleting it from your phone app using the following steps

Step 1: Go to Phone app, choose “Recents” and “All” tab

Step 2: Tap on the “Edit” button and then “Clear”

Step 3: Then select “Clear All Recent” to confirm.

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How to Clear Unwanted Contacts from iOS Recent List for Quicker Messaging

At the point of typing text messages, typing the first letter of the name in the “To” field will bring out recently contacted lists and the current list and unfortunately the list could be occupied by some unwanted contacts. This slows down messaging but there is a way to clear these unwanted contacts from recent lists as seen below

Step 1: Start tying a message with the letter of the alphabet you want to remove

Step 2: Look for the contacts that has the “I” symbol to the right

Step 3: Choose “Remove from Recents” when the symbol is tapped.

This solves the problem and you have to repeat the process for other unwanted contacts you want to remove.

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How to Delete Your Prior Destination History in Maps

Most people will not like their prior destination history to get snooped in map and that is quite understandable. However, if that is the case, the following steps should help delete them

Step 1: Launch the Maps app and tap ‘Search” field

Step 2: Go to Favorite, tap ‘Recents”

Step 3: Then tap the “Clear” button, tap “Clear All Recents”.

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How to Remove Favorite and Recent Contacts from the Multi Tasking Screen

Step 1: Go to your iPhone iOS 11.3 Settings

Step 2: Tap Contacts, Mail and Calendars

Step 3: Tap “Show In App Switcher. You can find it right under the contacts session

Step 4: Toggle Off the options for Recent and favorites

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