How to Delete Call-log on Android (Single/ Multiple/ All)


As a dedicated Android blog, Droidviews has always tried to address every bit and byte of the OS— from the commonest issues to the most complicated ones. And, that is why we keep striving to come up with detailed tutorials, tips and tricks on Android related topics so that they might help both— the basic and advanced users with making the most out of their phone or tablet.

Frankly speaking, I did not want to write the tip on deleting the cal-log as it is supposed to one of the easiest things for any user but, at the same time, I also believe that terms like “easy” and “difficult” are relative things and depend on the level of user’s awareness. I got the idea to write on the topic from the search queries directed to the blog and therefore I decided to cover this topic for those who have not been able to find the option to delete the single, multiple or complete call-log entries from their Android device.

There is nothing complicated about deleting the call-log on Android or any other platform for smartphones and if are willing to dig into the settings options on any phone or app, you can easily find the solution to most of your problems.

Anyways, here is our easy little tip on deleting call-log on your Android phone or tablets with calling facility.

Delete Call-log on Android (Single/ Multiple/ All)

On Samsung Galaxy Devices:

If you have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, open Phone app and tap on the left soft button to see phone options. If you have a tablet device, tap on the menu icon on the top-left corner to see the popup menu. Now select “Delete”. You will see a new screen with dialed, received and missed calls entries with check-boxes in front of each item. To delete desired entries check the boxes before them and tap on “Delete” present on the top-left corner of the screen.

deleting-Call-log on Android

To delete all items in call-log together, check the box in front of “Select All” option and select “Delete”. You can delete a single entry by opening the Phone app and tapping the desired item and selecting “Delete”.

On Nexus Devices:

Open Phone app, swipe to the logs tab, press menu button, select “Clear call log”.


On HTC Devices:

If you have a HTC device and you wish to delete call log entries, open Phone> Call History and tap on the 3 dot menu icon on the top left corner. Select “Remove call history” option.


On Motorola Devices:

Open Phone app, then recent, then press options, and select clear list.


If you have an Android device from any manufacturer, the option to delete the call-log must be there. Just find that and delete it.

So, this was our short tutorial (if it really is) and we hope it would help those who have just set out on their journey with Android. For more useful tips, tricks and stuff for your device, visit or Tips and Tricks Section.

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  • Hushang Vakil

    Any app that will do a select deletion or deleting all records of one particular person?

  • Hushang Vakil

    My problem too with the Moto

  • Amit Kasale

    Can you please tell me how to delete call logs permanently from mobile so no one can recovered it. And please suggest any mobile application that permanently erase call logs

  • Amit Kasale

    Can you please tell me how to delete call logs permanently so no one can recovered it

  • Dre Thomas

    How can I erase just a single call on a Motorola device?

  • Innreously

    Such simple method doesn’t completely erase the call history or other data from the Android phone, they still be easily recovered by some data recovery app. I recommend using Safewiper Android data eraser app to completely erase everything from your phone without restore.

    Just try Safewier Android data eraser app.

  • You need to wipe app cache from application manager in settings. If it doesn’t work, try a factory reset.

  • Abhinav Bandela

    Did all the steps, it continues to show the same message when i try to delete contacts

  • Try resetting date and time in settings and reboot the device. Also, go to settings >applications and clear cache for contacts app and reboot the device.

  • Abhinav Bandela

    Admin, i have a Samsung S4, from past two days i observe call log does not store any details, all it shows is the log before 2days not the latest one. When i try to delete log all or one it throws up a message “Unfortunately, Contacts Has Stopped” . Do you know the cause and fix for this issue i am facing?

  • You are right but we can only suggest what Android offers. We can’t add a feature that is not there.

  • Dwyer

    On the Android your answer didn’t answer my issue. I have 45 days worth of “Recrnt” calls. I want to delete all the ones from certain people and keep the rest. Your method only addresses all recents or one at a time but not multiple logs for e same contact. I don’t want to delete the contact, just the recent calls to and from at contact.