Elcomsoft Phone Viewer

Analyze information extracted with ElcomSoft and third-party acquisition tools with a fast, lightweight viewer. Decrypt and view iOS backups and synced data, analyze iCloud Photo Library, BlackBerry 10 backups and Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile data, view passwords and access synchronized data with ease.

  • Lightweight forensic viewer requiring no learning curve
  • Analyze data extracted by ElcomSoft acquisition tools
  • Access iOS notifications and deleted data such as Safari history records
  • View information unavailable in other forensic tools

Supports: local iOS backups (iTunes), iCloud backups, iOS synced data (call logs, browsing history and so on), Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile backups, BlackBerry 10 backups.

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New features

iOS 11 Support

Elcomsoft Phone Breaker was recently updated to support the decryption of system backups produced by Apple devices running the latest version of iOS. Elcomsoft Phone Viewer 3.50 follows the suit, adding iOS 11 support to enable experts viewing and analyzing backups obtained from iPhones and iPads powered by Apple’s latest version of the mobile OS.

New Applications Plugin

The new Applications plugin enables users of Elcomsoft Phone Viewer 3.50 to access information about apps installed on the device being analyzed. The Applications plugin displays the list of all apps installed on the device along with their acquisition date (date of purchase for paid apps or date of first install for the free apps).

New Wi-Fi Plugin

The new Wi-Fi plugin displays the list of saved Wi-Fi networks along with SSID names and passwords. Additional network parameters include network BSSID and encryption standard (the most common being WPA2-Personal and no encryption).

Explore the content of local and cloud backups produced by iOS, BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 10 Mobile devices! Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is a small, lightweight tool enabling read-only access to contacts, messages, call logs, notes and calendar data located in mobile backups. In addition, the tool displays essential information about the device such as model name, serial number, date of last backup etc. Finally, the tool implements access to deleted SMS and iMessages stored in iOS backups.

A Perfect Viewing Companion

Yet another “me too” forensic viewer? We looked hard for a tool we could recommend to our customers for viewing data decrypted or downloaded with Elcomsoft Phone Breaker. No single tool on the market meets our stringent requirements on speed, compatibility and ease of use. That’s why we introduced a viewing tool of our own.

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is the ideal viewing companion for Elcomsoft Phone Breaker, enabling full support for all data formats produced by this tool. Regularly maintained and timely updated, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is the first to receive support for the latest mobile backup formats extracted, downloaded or decrypted with other ElcomSoft tools. Using our mobile acquisition tools? Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is a perfect companion!

Note that Elcomsoft Phone Viewer can only open unencrypted backups as well as iTunes backups with a known password. Should you have a backup file encrypted with an unknown password, use Elcomsoft Phone Breaker to recover the password.

Analyzes Online Activities

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer displays the user's online activities including Web browsing history and search queries, browser bookmarks and opened tabs including page snapshots. Information about recent search queries and last visited Web sites already helped solve multiple cases, and will undoubtedly help investigating crime.

Access to Synced Data

Information such as call logs, contacts, notes, calendars as well as Web browsing activities including Safari history (including deleted items), bookmarks and open tabs can be synced with Apple servers. Unlike iCloud backups that may or may not be created on daily basis, synced information is pushed to Apple servers just minutes after the corresponding activity has taken place. Once uploaded, synced data can be retained for months with is no option for the end user to clear the data or disable the syncing.

Synchronized records can be obtained for extended periods of time; much longer than available in iOS devices and device backups. Existing and deleted records are obtained, and filter can be applied to only display deleted records.

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is ElcomSoft's stock tool for viewing synced data extracted from Apple iCloud with Elcomsoft Phone Breaker.

Multimedia Gallery

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer can display pictures and videos captured with the phone or saved by one of the many apps. But don’t you worry, there won’t be a big mess of thousands of images appearing in a single thumbnail gallery. The files will be automatically split into a number of categories, making it easy to discover which pictures were captured with the phone’s camera, or received as messages or attachments. A separate category filters out system and application images such as buttons, logos and splash screens. Album view is available to allow you better navigate through thousands of images.

Automatic Location Mapping

Location information is one of the most important EXIF tags available. Elcomsoft Phone Viewer will automatically map the location where the image was taken using Google Maps. The ability to map GPS coordinates extracted from images’ EXIF metadata can become extremely handy during investigations, allowing to discover exactly when and where a particular image was captured.

All Features and Benefits

Installed Applications

The Applications view allows viewing information about the apps installed on the iOS device device being analyzed. The expert can access the list of all apps installed on the device along with their acquisition date (date of purchase for paid apps or date of first install for the free apps). Additional information includes the app version, category, and Apple ID that was used to make the purchase. Since some of that information is not available in the backup, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer automatically requests additional data via an online connection through iTunes.

By making use of the Applications view, experts can gain insight into which apps the user had, which social networks they use, and which messaging tools they communicate with.

Wi-Fi Networks

The Wi-Fi view enables access to the list of Wi-Fi networks saved in password-protected iOS backups. SSID, MAC address and password for each network is displayed. Additional network parameters include network BSSID and encryption standard. In addition, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer automatically extracts the date and time of first joining and last using the network.

Experts can sort the list by last connection time, thus tracking the user by seeing which networks they joined during a given time period.

iCloud Photo Library

Since version 2.30, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer can display iCloud Photo Library images extracted by Elcomsoft Phone Breaker. Automatic grouping by albums and advanced filtering are supported.

Access to iOS Notifications

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer allows viewing iOS notifications extracted from iCloud backups as well as local backups produced with iTunes. The tool can display notifications going several years back, unless they are read or dismissed by the user.

Notifications are an essential part of the system, and may contain large amounts of volatile, highly sensitive information. Nearly all applications that are of forensic significance make use of notifications. Email clients, instant messengers, taxi and travel apps, social networks and many other applications can push notifications. Unless dismissed, these notifications are included into both local and cloud system backups.

EXIF Support

Access EXIF information stored in the images with ease. Elcomsoft Phone Viewer displays when, where and in which lighting conditions the image was captured. Detailed camera info allows determining whether an image was captured on this device or received from another one. Looking for images captured around the time of an incident? Just specify a data range, and Elcomsoft Phone Viewer will automatically display images captured during that period based on the images’ EXIF tags.

Fast Cloud Explorer

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is the perfect tool for exploring information contained in online backups downloaded from the cloud, while Elcomsoft Phone Breaker is the perfect tool for downloading mobile backups from iCloud (iOS devices), and Windows Live! (devices running Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile).

Use Elcomsoft Phone Breaker to quickly download selective information from Apple iCloud, and review information you acquired in Elcomsoft Phone Viewer. The two tools enable investigators obtain essential information about the suspect such as their calls, messages, address books and location history in a matter of minutes.

Tiny. Fast. Handy.

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is a perfect tool when time is the ultimate priority. By using Elcomsoft Phone Viewer together with other ElcomSoft tools such as Elcomsoft Phone Breaker, investigators can save time by reviewing essential bits of information in just a few moments. By quickly download selective information from Apple iCloud with Elcomsoft Phone Breaker and viewing acquired information in Elcomsoft Phone Viewer, investigators can obtain essential information about the suspect such as their calls, messages, address books and location history in a matter of minutes. The ability to view Calls and Messages databases with many thousand entries as well as convenient full-text and category-based searching and filtering make navigating through acquired information a snap.

Convenient Searching and Filtering

Search through thousands records in a snap! Elcomsoft Phone Viewer offers real-time filtering and full-text searching, allowing examiners locate records of interest in a matter of seconds. Search through Contacts, Calls, Notes and Messages, look up contact by names, numbers and other available fields, and locate messages with full-text search.

With real-time filtering, you can opt to only display favorite contacts or only display contacts from one or more accounts (Exchange, iCloud, Google, Facebook, or any combination). For messages, you can specify date range, type of message (SMS, MMS, iMessage) and whether to display incoming, outgoing or all messages.

Viewing Mobile Backups

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is a fast, compact tool that requires no learning curve. Using Elcomsoft Phone Viewer is just as easy as viewing an Excel spreadsheet. Designed to simplify the entry into mobile forensics, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer offers more than enough features for many IT security departments, offices and one-off investigations.

Video Tutorial

Supported Data Types

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer enables access to the following information:

System Data

  • Device model name
  • Device serial number
  • Date/time of backup
  • Other essential information (for iOS devices: IMEI, device IDs, phone number, iOS version)

User Data

  • Contacts (aggregated, i.e. including ones synced with Facebook, Gmail etc.)
  • Messages (including deleted SMS and iMessages in iOS backups)
  • Wi-Fi networks along with passwords, first and last connection time
  • List of installed apps
  • Notes (for Windows Phone, in Microsoft OneNote format)
  • Call Logs (incl. FaceTime)[1]
  • Calendar (for all accounts, from local to Microsoft Exchange and iCloud)[1]
  • Search queries, browsing history, bookmarks and open tabs with page snapshots [1]
  • Images and videos with album support [2]
  • Photos from iCloud Photo Library
  • Synced data from iCloud such as call logs, Safari tabs and bworsing history, calendars, notes etc.

For iOS device backups, Elcomsoft Phone Viewer can work with ones in the original iTunes format, and supports backups with converted/restored file names. Partial backups (select categories downloaded from iCloud) are also supported.

Supported Devices

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer supports information saved to local or cloud backups by all of the following devices:

Apple iOS 6.x to 11.x (iTunes and iCloud backups):

  • iPhone (all models from iPhone 3GS up to iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X)
  • iPad (all models including from original iPad to iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro)
  • iPod Touch (starting from 4th generation)

BlackBerry 10

  • BlackBerry 10 backups created with BlackBerry Link and decrypted with Elcomsoft Phone Breaker (password for BlackBerry ID is required)

Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile

  • Windows Live backups downloaded with Elcomsoft Phone Breaker

  1. not available for Windows Phone 

  2. New media formats are not currently supported. 

System requirements

Windows

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista (32 bit)
  • Windows Vista (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2003/2008
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012

Apple OS X

  • OS X 10.8
  • OS X 10.9
  • OS X 10.10
  • OS X 10.11
  • OS X 10.12

Trial limitations

Trial version shows only last 10 records in every category.

Release notes

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer v.3.50.21455

28 September, 2017

  • added compatibility with iOS 11 backups (iCloud and iTunes)
  • new ‘Applications’ plug-in to get details on installed programs
  • new ‘Wi-Fi’ plug-in to get information on all wireless access point ever accessed from this device
  • bug fixes and performance improvements

Uninstallation procedure: in order to uninstall the product, follow the standard procedure via Control Panel - Programs and features or use the corresponding Unistall link from the product's folder in the Windows Start menu.

System requirements

Windows

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista (32 bit)
  • Windows Vista (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2003/2008
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012

Apple OS X

  • OS X 10.8
  • OS X 10.9
  • OS X 10.10
  • OS X 10.11
  • OS X 10.12

Trial limitations

Trial version shows only last 10 records in every category.

Release notes

Elcomsoft Phone Viewer v.3.50.21455

28 September, 2017

  • added compatibility with iOS 11 backups (iCloud and iTunes)
  • new ‘Applications’ plug-in to get details on installed programs
  • new ‘Wi-Fi’ plug-in to get information on all wireless access point ever accessed from this device
  • bug fixes and performance improvements

Uninstallation procedure: in order to uninstall the product, follow the standard procedure via Control Panel - Programs and features or use the corresponding Unistall link from the product's folder in the Windows Start menu.

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