Fake Call History is a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer NeinZedd9 that lets you spoof the call history in your Phone app.
Once installed, you can spoof not only missed calls, but also outgoing calls to make it look like you talked to someone or missed a phone call even when you really didn’t.
A preference pane gets added to the Settings app after installation so you can input fake information that will appear in your Phone app:
From here, you can:
- Enter a fake 10-digit phone number you want the Phone app to display as a missed/outgoing call in the Recents tab
- Enter the number of seconds the call went on for (or enter “0” if you want the call to appear as a missed call)
- Enter the number of hours the call went on for
- Enter the number of minutes the call went on for
- Make it look like the call happened in the past rather than recently
An Add Call toggle switch is available at the bottom of the preference pane. Turning it on will log your “spoofed” information into the Phone app’s call log. You will then need to kill the Phone app from the App Switcher and restart it to see your changes.
You can add more dramatization to your missed/outgoing phone calls by adding the spoofed number to your Contacts app under a phony name. This will make the call to appear in the Phone app as the phone name you chose rather than a random phone number.
You can add as many spoofed calls as you want, but just remember to keep turning the toggle switch off and on again to add new calls. Personally, I think a save button would be a better input interface than a toggle switch for this scenario, but that’s just my opinion.
I can’t imagine there are too many legitimate uses for this tweak, but if you find yourself having to prove you made a phone call when you really didn’t, then Fake Call History will get the job done.
Fake Call History can be downloaded for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository and works on all jailbroken iOS 9 and 10 iPhones. Because the Phone app is required for the tweak to work, it doesn’t work on iPads or iPod touches.
Have you ever needed to spoof your call history before? Share why or why not in the comments section below.