5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2011 12:08 PM by Meg St._Clair
Daniel Ullmann Level 1 Level 1

After a little testing, it appears as if the Missed Calls log only registers a missed call if the phone is turned on. If it is off, voice mails will register, but if the caller doesn't leave a voice mail, there is no record of the missed call. Is that right? I would have expected the information about a missed call to upload to the iPhone when it is turned on again, but this does not seem to be the case. (I could find nothing about the Missed Calls log in the iPhone online documentation, so if anyone has any information on how the various logs work in terms of server vs. local data, I would appreciate it.) Thanks in advance!


iPhone 3GS, iOS 4.3.2
Solved by Allan Sampson on Jul 15, 2011 10:47 AM Solved

Correct - the iPhone does not register a missed call when the iPhone is powered off nor has any other cell phone I've used.

 

If your carrier provides such info at the server for their subscribers, you can check this via your carrier's website for your line/number.

Reply by KiltedTim on Jul 15, 2011 10:47 AM Helpful

There's no way to do this. Your phone has no way of knowing if it missed calls or not if it was off. Pretty much no phone can do this as the carrier would have to be sending the information out to the phone after the fact.

Reply by iPhone_Warrior on Jul 15, 2011 11:21 AM Helpful

My carrrier has a service called Who Called. It will send a text of the numbers that called your phone while it was turned off. You would need to speak with your carrier if they have such a service.

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  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10

    Correct - the iPhone does not register a missed call when the iPhone is powered off nor has any other cell phone I've used.

     

    If your carrier provides such info at the server for their subscribers, you can check this via your carrier's website for your line/number.

  • KiltedTim Level 9 Level 9

    There's no way to do this. Your phone has no way of knowing if it missed calls or not if it was off. Pretty much no phone can do this as the carrier would have to be sending the information out to the phone after the fact.

  • Daniel Ullmann Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for the quick reply. I understand the technical limitations, but I would hope Apple could make it clear in the user guide (or at least talk about the Missing Call log at all!) My wife, as an anecdotal example, was sure that she was seeing all missed calls, and as a result made some ill-informed decisions based on inaccurate data. So in her case, the seemingly trivial functionality turned out to be significant. I guess I should post this in the "suggestion box" for future consideration.

     

    Thanks again for your help!

  • iPhone_Warrior Level 3 Level 3

    My carrrier has a service called Who Called. It will send a text of the numbers that called your phone while it was turned off. You would need to speak with your carrier if they have such a service.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
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    It's the way all cell phones work. You'd need a carrier based solution such as the one iPhone Warrior mentioned or Google Voice. I use Google Voice for my voicemail. All of my missed calls and my voicemail are in the same list. I find it works very well.