How to Share Call History Between Two iPhones on iOS 16/15?

To keep track of call logs, you may wonder how to share call history between two iPhones. Read this passage, and make it easy to transfer call history to a new iPhone.


By Demi / Updated on September 15, 2023

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Both my husband and I shared our call logs before on both of our phones, we didn’t know how this was done. But all of the sudden this stopped and we really want it back. So my question is how can I share all my call log with my husband on his phone? Thanks.

- Question from Apple Community

People often pay little attention to call history. However, it contains more information than we think. Actually, every call log saves a lot of vital information such as who you’re calling, call time, the duration of the conversation, and some other information about the contact. Therefore, it’s necessary to know how to share call history between two iPhones. Keep on reading, and find a way to transfer call history to new iPhone.

Part 1. Transfer call history to new iPhone with iCloud/iTunes

Traditionally, when we talk about backing up or transferring data on our iOS devices, we may think of using either iCloud or iTunes. Indeed, you can duplicate call logs on iPhone with iCloud or iTunes.

Transfer call history to new iPhone with iCloud syncing (same Apple ID)

If the two iPhones share the same Apple account, then transfer call history is just a piece of cake. Once you toggle it on, you can check the call history on both devices. Actually, iCloud doesn’t sync call history directly, it syncs contacts instead.

Follow the steps to make it. On both of your iPhones, go to Settings > Tap [your name] > Tap iCloud > Scroll down to locate Contacts and toggle it on.

Enable Contacts Sync

※ The duration of the process depends on the number of contacts, so it may take time to finish. You can go to the Contact to have a check.
※ If the target iPhone is a new one, you can also try Quick Start to switch to new iPhone  or try the method mentioned in Part 2.
Bonus: How to stop sharing call history between two iPhones?
If you get annoyed with it one day, you can follow the steps on both of your iPhones to stop it. Open Settings > Tap [your name] > iCloud > Toggle off Contacts > Tap Keep on My iPhone > Scroll down to locate iCloud Drive and turn it off.

Transfer call history to new iPhone with iTunes backup

Another way about how to share call history on iPhone is to restore iTunes backup. You need to backup the call history first, then restore the backup to new iPhone as well as call history.

However, there is something you should be acquainted with before you do it.
Data loss. If you choose to restore iTunes backup on the target iPhone, all the data and settings will be wiped off. Hence, if you have already set up your new iPhone, you’d better make a full iPhone backup before transferring call history to new iPhone with iTunes backup.
Unknown error. After all, iTunes is not a professional backup tool, you may meet kinds of iTunes problems on Windows PC or Mac to stop you from backing up or transferring data successfully.

If you are OK with what mentioned above, you can use steps as follows to duplicate call logs on iPhone.

Step 1. Download the latest version of iTunes and connect the source iPhone to computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Click the device icon in the upper-left corner and click Back Up Now > Wait for the process to complete and disconnect it.

Backup Using Itunes

Step 3. Connect the target iPhone to computer > Click the device icon then click Restore Backup.

Restore Backup

Part 2. How to share call history between two iPhones directly (support different Apple ID)

If you are using different Apple IDs and want to make things simple, I’d like to recommend you a professional backup and transfer tool - FoneTool. If you intend to transfer call history to a new iPhone, it can be a sound way for you.

With a clear interface and simple design, FoneTool can enable you to backup your iOS devices and transfer files among them with no effort.

It’s perfectly compatible with iPhone from iPhone 4 to the latest one, as well as kinds of versions of iPad and iPod. It can also work well with different versions of iOS.

Download FoneTool for free, and follow the steps below to make it.

Download Freeware Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download

You need to be aware of something before starting the procedure.
• Besides call history, FoneTool will also transfer photos, contacts, text messages, memos, calendars, Safari, apps, and system settings at a time. Hence, FoneTool is a nice try when you have a new iPhone. 
• All original data on the target iPhone will be overwritten. Therefore, if you have set up the iPhone, you can make a full backup and restore it later.
• The system version of the target iPhone cannot be lower than that of the source iPhone.
• You need to check whether your target iPhone has enough storage space to contain all the data of the source iPhone.

If you are OK with these notes, learn how to share call logs on iPhone with FoneTool step by step.

Step 1. Launch in FoneTool > Contact both your old iPhone and new iPhone to a computer > Tap Trust This Computer on the two iPhones.

Step 2. Click the Phone Transfer on the left window. Move mouse to iPhone to iPhone function. Click Start Transfer.

Iphone To Iphone Transfer

Step 3. The two iPhones will be listed. Enable Backup encryption, and you can make your private data encrypted.

Backup Encryption Not Enabled

※ You will be asked to enter the password when you want to access the encrypted backup files.
※ If the password of the backup files is modified, the files can only be available with the new password. Similarly, if you delete the password, the backup files will not be encrypted.

Step 4. Click Start Transfer to begin the transfer. When the process is finished, the target iPhone will restart automatically, then you can check whether you have what you want.

Start Transfer


This passage has given you a clear idea about how to share call history between two iPhones on iOS 17/16. Expectantly, no matter you are using iCloud, iTunes, or FoneTool, you can transfer call history to a new iPhone successfully. If necessary, you can erase iPhone to protect your privacy. For any other queries or feedback, please free free to contact us.