How to check your iPhone call history using Siri on iOS 7

How to have Siri check your iPhone call history for you

With iOS 7 Apple's personal digital assistant, Siri, has learned a few new tricks, including how to check your voice mail. It may seem like something easy enough to do the old fashioned way - unlock, tap phone, tap- okay, already tired. Whether your hands are full at the moment, or you're just too lazy to do it the old fashioned way, here's how to get your call history and have Siri do all the work.

How to use Siri to check your call history

  1. Press and hold the Home button to activate Siri on your iPhone.
  2. Say something like Check my call history or Check my recent calls.
  3. Siri will then pull up recent calls from your call history. If you need to call someone back, just tap on their name and Siri can launch into a voice call.

That's all there is to it!

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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Abehraznia says:

there is a privacy issue with this it also works on the lock screen which usually call history can be a private matter for people

Becjr says:

You could always disable access to Siri from the lock screen.

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Abehraznia says:

agree but still siri has good features that could be used on the lock screen and not give out maybe personal information all i am saying is like when you ask siri to open an app on the lock screen and asks you to unlock the phone first this feature should be added for just the lock screen

idontball says:

I don't see why they didn't make siri only work with the owners voice same way the moto x does

Abehraznia says:

that is possible but it takes time for the software to fully learn and recognise the owners voice completely i haven't had the opportunity to work with the moto x and i don't know how exactly accurate it is but i have a guess apple is working on something like that as i recall correctly( not 100% sure) a while back i read that apple is hiring people from nuance company ( a voice recognition company known for dragon). if this is correct apple is working to make siri better in terms of voice recognition but still i guess as dragon works like this as well people have to read a couple of statements or paragraphs to the software in order to be analysed for recognition which i dont think many people will bother with that. but as i said i might be all wrong about this

Dmaki650 says:

You should really make an entire page about this kinda stuff. I had no idea that I could do this and the last one about making Siri pronounce my last name. Which EVERYONE gets wrong.

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Becjr says:

It's always fun to learn about new ways of using Siri. Thanks for digging these up Ally.

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JsLee14 says:

These are some great tips, especially if your a newcomer to iPhone

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zdn1042 says:

This is nice. Thank you for sharing these Siri tips. Now, I guess I should try using Siri more.

asuperstarr says:

Thanks for the tip!

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Becjr says:

The point behind Siri is that it is a technology intended to facilitate interacting with our technology.
It is supposed to be very easy to use and access what we may want it to provide for us.
It's getting better and I like it. I can't wait 'til Siri is on par with JARVIS + LCARS. Happy day!

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northstahr says:

You've been doing some great Siri post Ally. Please keep them coming. They are very helpful.