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How to delete phone calls off your apple watch?


On my Apple Watch phone "recents" I have a name/number that I cannot delete? If I delete all recents on my iPhone, they get deleted on my Apple Watch except this one entry that remains. How do I delete it?

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), 3.1Ghz Inter Core i7

Posted on May 5, 2015 4:35 AM

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Odd. Have you tried restarting the watch?

In any case, it sounds like a bug - I'd report it at the Apple feedback pages:

May 5, 2015 4:49 AM

I've switched the watch off and on but it does not clear this one "recent" call on the watch - as I said, the iphone is completely clear Must be a bug.

May 5, 2015 4:52 AM

I expect you could clear it by un-pairing and re-pairing with the phone - although that seems a bit drastic

May 5, 2015 5:02 AM

how do i do that?

May 5, 2015 5:04 AM

Open the Watch app on the phone, select Apple Wathc, then choose Unpair Apple Watch

Then rest the watch (clears everything) and re-pair it

May 5, 2015 5:26 AM

That got rid of that rogue recent call. Thanks.

May 5, 2015 5:31 AM

Good - you're welcome

May 5, 2015 5:55 AM

To be correct about this issue. U have to unpair then repair the watch to delete the call history?

Apr 6, 2016 11:24 AM

open the apple watch app and under phone click mirror my phone. It will clear the call history

Jul 22, 2016 5:30 AM

I've tried everything. The recents on my iPhone are erased; however, they still remain on my Apple 2 watch.

Jun 29, 2017 2:51 PM

Did that. phone calls are still listed on my Apple 2 watch..but deleted on my iPhone.

Jun 29, 2017 2:53 PM

First make sure the recents on the Watch match the recents on the iPhone. If they don't match (last few calls that is) then make a call, that will "force" the Watch and iPhone to sync. I found that since the Watch uses the 2.4 ghz wifi, I first make sure all my devices are on the 2.4 (I only do this at home), and then delete recent calls on my iPhone, which will delete recents on iPhone, Watch, iPad, MacBook all at the same time. I found that if recents didn't delete across all devices, say my iPad was on 5.0 and didn't delete calls in the FaceTime app, I would get ghost recents reappearing on my Watch. If for some reason there is a leftover recent or a re appearing recent (had that happen) the only way to get rid of it is to unpair then pair the Watch. It's maddening that you can't simply delete the calls from the Watch itself, I suppose there is some reason. I've been hoping since day one that one of the software updates would finally resolve this issue. Until then hope this helps, it always works for me

Aug 25, 2017 5:32 PM

There are 2 conditions :

1. When iwatch connected to iphone. In this case, for sure when you delete the call log. Everything will be exactly the same, on your iphone and iwatch

2. When you iphone is off. But you iwatch is connected to network ( iwatch 1&2 conmected to wifi or latest iwatch will conmected to mobile network direcy ). In this case, when you make a call directly from iwatch or receiving a call , the iphone will not recoqnize. So, when you turn on your iphone, it will not have this call log. That is why, you can not erase this call log from iphone.

Hope Apple will have “delete” menu on iwatch. So we cam delete manually from iwatch

Hope, this will help

Dec 2, 2017 11:25 PM

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