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iPhone and iOS Forensics by Katie Strzempka, Andrew Hoog

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Chapter 3. File system and data storage
Information in this chapter:
• iPhone Data Storage
• File System
This chapter discusses the type of data that is stored on the iPhone, the general locations where this data is stored, and the format in which it is stored. Information can be recovered from the device's internal memory, database files, and commonly used configuration files known as property lists. These common file types are described in detail in order to provide the examiner with an understanding of how the data is stored so that he or she can more efficiently recover data from these files. The type of memory contained on an iPhone is also outlined, including volatile and nonvolatile memory. The following sections focus on the operating system ...

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