I know that you can get live logs from XCode, LemonJar, or cfgutil, but these are all in real time. Is there any way to access logs from before the phone was plugged into the computer?


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You can redirect all logs to a file so that you can see it when needed. So you can resolve any issues come in future.

From https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18756592/how-to-get-old-console-log

  • This will only work while the phone is plugged into the computer though, right? I'm looking for logs from before the phone was plugged in. Nov 18, 2016 at 2:43
  • Performing a sysdiagnose (via the procedure discussed above: stackoverflow.com/a/49616816 ) will capture any device logs at that time, even if the device isn't currently near a computer. It can be downloaded later, or accessed via 'Settings > Privacy > Analytics & Improvements > Analytics Data > sysdiagnose_2023.01.01_... ' (e.g. on iOS 14) and saved via the 'Share' menu as desired. (Un-used 'sysdiagnose' archives are automatically purged after a couple of days, so save it somewhere if you might want it!) Feb 23, 2023 at 4:17

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