With over 4 billion smart devices on the planet, mobile digital data is now part of every investigation. Gaining immediate access to this forensic evidence is critical. Mobilyze allows investigators to acquire, view and preserve the data held on any iOS or Android device.

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Make Investigations Easier

With the dynamic acquisition capabilities of Mobilyze, investigators can instantly examine data and quickly decide which evidence requires further forensic investigation.

Mobilyze is perfect for investigators with minimal digital forensics experience:

  • Support for Apple's mobile devices with iOS 12.0
  • Ability to set timezone display
  • Improved support for Android group message on Samsung devices
  • Mobilyze is now a 64-bit application
  • User-friendly, with minimal training required to use Mobilyze in the field
  • Simply plug the iOS or Android device into the system’s USB port running Mobilyze, and immediately start acquiring data
  • Perform logical acquisitions, allowing investigators to acquire a full or limited data collection in real time
  • Discover evidence quickly through an easy-to-use integrated interface
  • Examine data through various categories, filters, searches and views
  • Securely preserve all relevant user data in a forensically sound manner

Mobilyze significantly reduces an investigators’ dependency on specialized investigators or high tech units. For more comprehensive analysis, Mobilyze cases seamlessly import into Blacklight, without the need to perform another data collection.


Choose Collection Options and Quickly Acquire Data

  • View data in real time during the device acquisition
  • Unplug the device at any time, preserving all acquired data
  • Get an immediate snapshot of key user info from the device
  • Select the order in which third party application data is collected
  • Even with a locked iPhone/iPad, the model number, device name and iOS software version are displayed


Locate Evidence of Interest in Clear, Organized Views

  • Easily navigate between views (Communications, Media, Locations, Apps, Internet and Productivity)
  • View all messages (SMS, WhatsApp, etc.) in a native format or an indexed list
  • Filter any data set by keyword and/or date/time
  • View files with geolocation data alongside the built-in Google Maps GPS pane


Customize Your Report

  • Identify and tag collected data, even while it is still being acquired
  • Tailor the elegant report to either include all data, or just tagged evidence
  • Quickly export to HTML or PDF
  • Click the image to the left to view a full sample HTML Report!


  • iPhone 3G and newer with iOS 5.0 to 12, including iPhone models - XS, XS Max and XR
  • All iPads with iOS 5.0 to 12
  • iPod Touch 2G and newer with iOS 5.0 to 12


  • Devices running Android 4.0.4 to 8.0 (without encryption)
  • Devices manufactured by: Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Google Nexus
    • Note*: Additional devices running Android 4.0 or later may function properly if the appropriate USB driver for Windows OS is installed

Additional Information

Operating System Specification Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) or higher / Windows 7 or higher
Compatibility Mobilyze runs on Intel® based systems only
Mobilyze requires the following additional software:
• iTunes 12.6 or higher
• QuickTime 7.6.9 or higher for Mac, and Windows Media Player 12 for Windows
Minimum Requirements • Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) or Windows 7 (64 bit)
• 2.6 GHz Intel Dual Core i5
• 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
• 25GB of Disk Space
• 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution
Optimum Requirements • Mac OS X macOS Sierra (10.12.5) or Windows 10 (64 bit)
• 3.1 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 or better
• 16 GB 1866 MHz DDR3
• 25GB of Disk Space
• 1680 x 1050 or higher screen resolution

*Note: For Windows systems, Mobilyze uses whatever the default app may be for playing media files. Windows Media Player 12 is recommended. If Windows examiners do not have QuickTime installed and they wish to play certain file types such as .AMR files (voicemail, etc.) they will need to install some non-default codecs, following the instructions found here:

In order to create more flexibility for our Law Enforcement customers, we've created multiple licensing options, as detailed below.

 Individual LicenseAgency License(State and Local Law Enforcement Only)Group License(Federal Government Only)
Users Each Individual License can only be registered to, and used by, one person. Each Agency License grants unlimited use within the agency, by agency employees or contractors. Pricing is based on the number of sworn officers. Each Group License grants unlimited use within the specified Group of a larger Agency, defined by group size and name.
License Type Machine-based or dongle-based Machine-based Machine-based
Systems A machine or dongle-based license can be used on one machine at a time. Each Agency License grants unlimited use on any number of systems, so long as an employee or contractor of the agency is the user. Each Group License grants unlimited use on any number of systems, so long as an employee or contractor of the group is the user.
Licensing Process Each license is tied to the end user's system(s), through the use of a unique Machine ID (for machine-based licenses), or a dongle ID (for dongle-based licenses). The Agency License is registered by a team leader immediately after purchase. The team leader remains the primary point of contact and is responsible for distribution of the Agency license. The Group License is registered by a team leader immediately after purchase. The team leader remains the primary point of contact and is responsible for distribution of the Group License.
Pricing Details here Agency and Group Licenses are priced based on the size of the Agency/Group. Please contact to request a quote.

Once you’ve purchased a Mobilyze License Subscription, head over to one of the following pages to activate your license. If you’ve purchased a renewal you’ll still need to take a moment to activate it.

Mobilyze Registration (for machine-based licenses)

Dongles (for dongle-based licenses)


For connecting the device during acquisition, we recommend using one of the following (sorted by our order of preference):

  1. The cable that came with the device
  2. A cable from the device manufacturer, built for that specific device
  3. A third-party cable from Belkin or Monoprice


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Protect and transport evidentiary mobile devices by shielding them from cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and radio signals after seizure Keep evidentiary mobile devices powered and operational to avoid being locked out of accessing data

Each new Mobilyze license purchase includes one-year Software Maintenance Support (SMS). Customers current on SMS receive all Mobilyze software updates and technical support. Customers may purchase an extension of SMS each year to continue receiving SMS benefits. Customers will still be able to use the Mobilyze updates released during their support period when their license expires.