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How to empty the phone call log?

asked 2014-01-20 16:45:50 +0300

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updated 2014-01-20 17:02:50 +0300

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How to empty the phone call log?

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+1. I would even like it customized. Like purge all, purge all except last 10, purge all except last 10 unique callers...

pichlo ( 2015-02-07 21:16:25 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-07 13:22:49 +0300

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updated 2015-02-07 13:25:05 +0300

I am suprised this has not been prioritized. Maybe there an openrepos application for this.

But I found out where the log is stored atleast:

sqlite3  /home/nemo/.local/share/commhistory/commhistory.db

For example this lists log older than january 2015:

SELECT * FROM Events WHERE localUid="/org/freedesktop/Telepathy/Account/ring/tel/account0" AND lastModified<"2015-01-01";

now you can delete by replace SELECT * with DELETE

But be carefully, you make this on yor own risk!!

restart device or do killall voicecall-ui

(it will restart voicecall app by itself)

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"I am suprised this has not been prioritized"

For a lot of people, it's a personal phone, and we don't have hundreds of contacts that we call. Since the log is not complete and entries are overridden, I for example have probably around 50 entries in it, so it's quick if I want to do some cleanup.

Let them implement a complete call log first, then it will be useful. (but thanks for the investigation for those you use it as a work phone!)

Sthocs ( 2015-02-07 16:02:00 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-03-04 12:58:40 +0300

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Can you please add this he app settings page of the phone app so also non-developers can clear the list.

It is pity you can only reset the data counter and not the call list. We are on and the clearing of phone calls is still not in.

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answered 2014-01-22 00:50:44 +0300

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For now the only option is to long press each entry and select "Delete".

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We definitely need options to either delete selected or complete call & sms log.

Amarok01 ( 2014-12-15 02:18:13 +0300 )edit

There should be an option to select the number of months how long the call log should be kept. I would prefer lets say 2 months.

goldenm ( 2014-12-30 23:54:16 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-02-07 17:14:31 +0300

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I just deleted commhistory folder and call log cleared

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Remember if you choose to delete folder it means you loose other logs too, such as SMS, chat etc...

mike7b4 ( 2015-02-07 19:55:45 +0300 )edit
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