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Learning iOS Forensics - Second Edition by Pasquale Stirparo, Mattia Epifani

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Search and seizure

If you have to deal with a search and seizure of an iDevice, it is really important to perform some steps. We have three scenarios: device turned off, device turned on and unlocked at the time of search and seizure, and device turned on and locked at the time of search and seizure:

  1. If the device is turned on and locked, do the following:

    If the passcode is set, acquire the content from the device as soon as possible or keep the device on and in charge.

    If the passcode is not set, turn it off.

  2. If the device is off, leave it off.
  3. Set Auto-Lock to Never from Settings | General | Auto-Lock.
  4. Check whether the passcode is set or not from Settings | Passcode.
  5. If the device is on and unlocked, turn on Airplane Mode in Settings:

    Check if the ...

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