I recently found one of my long-running text conversations cleared. I may have deleted it accidentally, but I would like to know when I did. Is there a system log that logs information at this level? Maybe in /var/log/ ?

  • This is a great question, but as far as I know, there aren't any logs that capture those events. I could be wrong, however. Let's see if somebody else has some more knowledge. Commented May 23, 2012 at 18:09
  • There is a an app in Cydia that just came out. It's called syslogman. You could try downloading it and seeing if it displays what you're looking for. There are logs for installing/uninstalling applications, so maybe there is an SMS folder in /var/mobile/Library/Logs. Could you see whether or not it's present? Commented May 27, 2012 at 23:04

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iOS 5 had no such logs that I am aware of. To my knowledge, neither does iOS 6. The system logs record more "important" information regarding system operation and such.

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