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Snapchat Metadata Changed/Removed in iPhone Backups

Kelly Wilkerson

Categories: iphone, snapchat | View Comments

It looks like the latest Snapchat update has either changed the structure of the metadata storage used within the app, or simply marked the metadata file as not to be backed up in an iTunes backup. In any case, it looks like much less metadata is available within the backed up Snapchat data on iOS.

We'll be combing through our backups from the latest Snapchat update ASAP to find good metadata and update Decipher Backup Browser to recover whatever Snapchat messages information is possible. We already see some data for sent snaps, which is a start!