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The Mac's FaceTime application, as of macOS Sierra, presents a very simplified call log (call history) in its main window:

  • For any given contact,
    • only a (time-stamped) SINGLE entry for the MOST RECENT conversation is shown,
    • WITHOUT indicator as to whether the call was INCOMING or OUTGOING.
      • Only missed calls (printed in red) imply the call direction (they're by definition incoming).
    • WITHOUT information about the DURATION of the (most recent) call.

With phone calling via Continuity enabled, iPhone-mediated calls are shown in the same fashion.

Contrast this with the iOS 10 Phone app, which shows a full call log.

Is there a way to gain access to the full call log on a Mac, providing all the information that the iOS Phone app exposes?

Note: Ideally, there'd be a way to access the full call log from within the FaceTime application (I don't think there is), but I'm open to any Mac-based solution (physically accessing the iPhone that mediates the phone calls is not an option).

  • When you say "gain access to the full call log," do you mean cause it to appear in FaceTime, or just be able to access it somehow? – tubedogg Oct 11 '16 at 20:18
  • Did you ever figure this out? I don't understand why it doesn't show me all the calls that have been made via FaceTime with timestamps. – dst3p Dec 28 '16 at 3:22
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    @dstepan: No, I still don't know how to do it. My sense is that Apple thinks of FaceTime's behavior in this respect as a helpful simplification, but I personally do not consider it that. – mklement0 Dec 28 '16 at 3:34

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