What the latest iOS15 Software update means for Forensic analysis

iOS15 - Find My iPhone Update(Coming Autumn 2021)

Locate when powered off

The latest update to iOS 15 will see the user be able to locate their devices even when turned off, in power saving mode or even after being erased.

This means that any seized mobile communication device running this software can be located using this feature unless it is stored in a Shielded environment or Faraday cage such as Global EMC’s Forensic Room.

Global EMC’s Forensic rooms are designed specifically to prevent electronic devices inside the room such as mobile phones, laptops and other Sim card or WiFi enabled devices from connecting to wireless signals that are present outside of the room. Such as 5G, 4G, GSM, Bluetooth and WiFi signals.

The very high-performance shielding is tailored to the frequency ranges required of these electronic devices, whilst also providing shielding at extended frequencies for future proofing the facility.

Please contact us to see how we can provide you with assistance for your shielded Forensic room requirements.

Information from Apple's press release.

Locate when powered off

Locate your devices using the Find My network even after they have been turned off. This can help you locate a missing device that was low on battery power or that may have been turned off by a thief.

Locate after erase

The Find My network and Activation Lock can locate your device even after it has been erased. To help ensure that nobody is tricked into purchasing your device, the Hello screen will clearly show that your device is locked, locatable and still yours.

These images are examples of Global EMC’s Forensic Shielded Rooms