iLEAPP: an iOS logs, events, and plists parser

iLEAPP is a good iOS forensic tool developed by Alexis Brignoni. It’s composed by a set of python script previously developed by Alexis, collected in a single, useful, tool.

iLEAPP [1] is developed in order to help forensic analyst during the processing of iOS artifacts, and currently has this parsing capabilities:

  • Mobile Installation Logs.
  • Nested bplists inside a iOS KnowledgeC.db field.
  • LastBuildInfo.plist
  • IconState.plist
  • iOS version 11, 12, & 13 Notifications content
  • ApplicationState.db bundle ID to app GUID parsing and correlation.
  • Cellular Wireless Information Plists

This parsing tasks can be performed on a full disk image, but also on a logical device acquisition.


First, clone the repository:

$ git clone 

Then install tkinter:

$ sudo apt-get install python3-tk

Finally, install dependencies:

$ cd iLEAPP
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

If running the binaries provided in the version releases [2] no dependencies are needed.


$ python -t <zip | tar | fs | gz | itunes> -i <path_to_extraction> -o <path_for_report_output>

For installation and usage on macOS, please refers to this useful video by 13cubed:



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