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Practical Mobile Forensics by Heather Mahalik, Rohit Tamma, Satish Bommisetty

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Chapter 4. Data Acquisition from iOS Backups

The physical acquisition of an iPhone provides the most data in an investigation, but you can also find a wealth of information on iPhone backups. iPhone users have several options to back up data present on their devices. iPhone users can choose to back up data to their computer using the Apple iTunes software or to the Apple cloud storage service known as iCloud. Every time an iPhone is synced with a computer or to iCloud, it creates a backup by copying the selected files from the device. The user can determine what is contained in the backup, so some may be more inclusive than others. Also, the user can back up to both a computer and iCloud, and the data derived from each location may differ. Sometimes, ...

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