Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 4:13 PM (in response to JimGoss)
If there is a blue arrow tap and choose "remove from recents".
If there is not you have to restore as new device. (means erase everything and then resync from itunes).
or ignore it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to cheonweb)
I to am having the same problem and I have a new phone, could it be the contact backup im using?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 1:35 PM (in response to AshleeB32)
The recents number are in iPhone backup. Not in your iCloud Contacts list.
If you restore as new those number will disappear.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 3:35 PM (in response to cheonweb)
But won't I lose everything on my phone? I don't mean to sound stupid but this is a new phone and I did use itunes backup to put all my stuff from my old phone on it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 1:53 AM (in response to AshleeB32)
Import your Camera Roll into MAC/PC. (Make a folder/album from these photos to sync them back later)
Restore as new.
Setup your iCloud account. (Your Contacts/Calendars... will be back)
Setup your iMessage.
Setup your FaceTime.
Setup all other mail accounts.
Sync with iTunes. (You Music/Photos/books... will be back)
Now you have to rearrange manually your icons/folder in your iPhone.
Note that you will lose all wi-fi passwords. You have to re-enter them.
Also some app maybe lose their data (such a progress of a game).
If you have a POP mail account you will lose old mails from this account.
Sync again and backup your iPhone to iTunes/iCloud.
Or ignore all these recents numbers.