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How to Make the iPhone Forget a Phone Number

by Adam Brown
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Whenever you receive or make a phone call on your iPhone, the device stores the associated number in your call log. Phone numbers that are linked to your existing contacts are also retained. However, you can make the iPhone "forget" any phone number not associated with a contact by erasing it from the call log. For a phone number connected to a contact, you can remove it from the device's memory by accessing the contact's information and manually deleting it.

Removing a Phone Number From Your Call Log

Step 1

Tap the Phone icon.

Step 2

Select "Recents."

Slide your finger from right to left over the number you wish to delete. Tap the red "Delete" button that appears.

Removing a Phone Number From Your Contacts

Step 1

Tap the Phone icon.

Step 2

Select "Contacts."

Step 3

Select the contact with the number you want to delete.

Step 4

Tap "Edit."

Step 5

Tap the circular red button that appears next to the contact number. Tap "Delete."

Tap "Done."

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