Smartphone, Mobile and Tablet Data Recovery and Forensicsin Chicago

When the answers you need are tied to the mobile world, we can help.

We are experts at recovering data from smartphones, mobile phones, tablets and other personal digital devices. Deleted emails, text messages, pictures, GPS and location data can all be forensically obtained for use as evidence. iPhones and iPads, Android phones and tablets, and Windows devices like the Surface, are all fair game for our forensic examiners.

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Mobile Device Data Recoverable as Evidence

  • Text Messages/SMS Messages, including deleted messages
  • Pictures and Downloads, including deleted files and deleted images
  • Call Logs
  • Contact Lists
  • Calendars and Appointment Records
  • GPS and Location Data
  • Installed Software
  • Mobile Spyware
  • Caller ID Data

GPS Location Data Mapping

Chicago Computer Forensics can retrieve GPS location data from smartphones, cell phones and many other mobile devices when available. Smartphones with GPS capability can leave behind data that can be reconstructed into a “map” of the phone’s movement. Additionally, cell network records can provide position information.

Free Consultation

Contact us for a free consultation with one of our forensics experts. We’ll learn the particulars of your situation, discuss evidence potential, the characteristics of the phone or device, and work out a plan to help you.

Get Us the Phone(s)

Arrange drop off/courier/FedEx delivery of the subject phone to Chicago Computer Forensics. Phones can be returned to you within 24 hours, or held as evidence.

  • The subject phone is received, and logged.
  • A proper chain-of-custody log is created.
  • The subject phone is forensically duplicated (imaged) using court accepted procedures.
  • The original evidence is properly stored in compliance with court approved procedures.

A Complete Forensic Examination

A Chicago Computer Forensics analyst will digitally dissect the information on the phone. You may only be interested in deleted texts, but we will find EVERYTHING on the phone that’s there to find.

  • All procedures are forensically sound.
  • Chain of custody is preserved (evidentiary value).
  • Only court accepted tools and processes are used.
  • Extraction of both active and latent data (deleted files, emails, texts etc.) to the extent forensically possible.
  • Keywords are searched using state-of-the-art forensic tools.
  • Results supplied with Bates numbers and metadata.
  • Entire device is searched, including for deleted information, metadata, emails and texts.


Once we’ve completed our analysis of the phone, we will prepare a full report detailing our findings. This legal quality report includes full custodial chain documentation and meets the standards established by the US Dept. of Justice for digital forensic evidence submission.

  • An analyst will explain the findings to the client and await further disposition.
  • Our report will help identify the presence of any evidence or indicators to help client determine evidentiary value.
  • Storage of the subject phone and forensic images for up to 1 year


At Chicago Computer Forensics, we know the best way to get your business is to answer all your questions. Call us at 1 (800) 868-8189, or click the big green button below to schedule a free consultation.

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Our Clients

Chicago Computer Forensics works with clientele from all sectors, ranging in size from small graphic design firms, to Fortune 500 companies.

  • NASA
  • The City of Chicago
  • AES Energy
  • PSE&G
  • Senior Aerospace
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Medstar
  • and more