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Extract SMS from IOS

Create an encrypted backup

Create an encrypted backup on iTunes and be sure you know the enccryption password.

If you want to reset the password :

Settings > General > Reset > Reset all settings

Extract the information from the backup

The following repo can be used to extracct information from IOS backup :

Then retrieve the backup file on : %AppData%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Then run :

python iphone-dataprotection/python-scripts/ ${backupFile} ${outputDirectory}

Locate the SMS database

The SMS database is stored in HomeDomain/Library/SMS

Retrieve SMS

Open the database with sqlite3, and look at the table message

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