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How to delete specific images without completely wiping the iPhone in forensically sound way?

Topic starter Posted : 29/12/2020 4:40 am
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What is the version of the iOS running ?! Normally on up-to-date iOS versions deleting, then purging from the trash would do it. The only trail remaining could be thumbnails or databases info if the files in question were shared.

Posted : 01/01/2021 8:38 pm
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Agreed with @passcodeunlock - have seen thumbnails of deleted photos, as well as similar artifacts from iCloud sync, even old deleted thumbs from other iCloud-connected devices.

I would say ensure the phone is not backing up any data to iCloud, photos in particular, make sure iCloud backups are disabled, and all applications/databases that have access to photos. Also ensure phone is running most recent iOS.  

Image test phone, delete a few test photos, reimage the phone a few times with different methods and test to see if your deleted photos can be found.  

Posted : 04/02/2021 7:27 am