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

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SQLite databases

SQLite is an open source, in-process library that implements a self-contained, zero configuration, and transactional SQL database engine. It's a complete database with multiple tables, triggers, and views that are contained in a single cross-platform file. As SQLite is portable, reliable, and small, it is a popular database format that appears in many mobile platforms.

Apple iOS devices, like other smartphones, make heavy use of SQLite databases for data storage. Many of the built-in applications such as Phone, Messages, Mail, Calendar, and Notes store data in SQLite databases. Apart from that, third-party applications installed on the device also leverage SQLite databases for data storage.

SQLite databases are created with or without ...

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