What Evidence You Can Get from a Cell Phone

A cell phone, or tablet, can be a treasure trove of forensic information. This is one area of digital forensics that definitely extends well beyond the scope of computer crimes. With mobile devices, the evidence found can be relevant to any crime.

Items you should attempt to recover from a mobile device include the following:

  • Call history

  • Emails, texts, and/or other messages

  • Photos and video

  • Phone information

  • Global positioning system (GPS) information

  • Network information

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