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iOS Forensics Cookbook by Mayank Birani, Bhanu Birani

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Recovering backups

The backup format for Apple devices is a bit different from other devices. To back up our Apple device we need to have iTunes installed on our computer and we can also take a backup on iCloud. This backup analytics is available from iOS 5 onwards.

How to do it...

Let's discuss how to take a backup on iTunes, and on iCloud as well.

iCloud backup:

iCloud is a kind of virtual data storage on the Internet. To store anything on iCloud, the user needs to register with an Apple account. On iCloud, the user can keep a backup of their photos, application data, contacts, messages, e-mail, and so on. To use the iCloud storage, the user needs to connect with the Internet. iCloud services don't depend on computers to store their data. It is ...

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