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iOS Forensics Cookbook by Mayank Birani, Bhanu Birani

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Chapter 1. Saving and Extracting Data

Since their launch, iOS devices have always attracted developers in ever-increasing numbers. There are numerous applications for iOS devices available in the market. While developing applications, we frequently need to save application data into the device's local memory.

In this chapter, you will learn various ways to read and write data to iOS device directory.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • The Documents directory
  • Saving data using the RAW file
  • Saving data in the SQLite database
  • Learning about Core data

The Documents directory

Our app only runs in a "sandboxed" environment. This means that it can only access files and directories within its own contents, for example, Documents and Library. Every app has its own ...

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