iOS Device Analysis Tools

This page is meant to be used as a reference to the many tools that are coming out or have been out to analyze Apple’s iOS based devices: iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Some of these tools will analyze the original iPod family as well. Please email us with any of your suggestions to keep this list complete.



  • iPhone Explorer - Macroplant has developed a free application that is able to look at the folder structure of an iOS device. This tool is read/write so consider this when using it to explore any data.
  • iphonedisk - MacFUSE based filesystem allowing for read/write access to the user partition. Limited access unless iOS device is ‘jailbroken’.