How to Decode iPhone Analytics Data

When you talk about smartphone innovation, iPhone will be in the top 5 brands in the world. iPhone has always stood top with its amazing iOS operating system along with the best hardware. iPhone indeed provides top-class built-in security and protection. Furthermore, iPhones generate less heat and do not consist of bloatware when compared to other phones. Also, iPhone analytics can be simple and understandable for everyone, which again makes it the best phone to use. iPhone analytics include hardware and software like data, specifications, and performance of your device. Here your personal data is not shown as per privacy guidelines. So, if you have any doubts about how to read iPhone analytics data, keep reading further. This article will provide you answer to this query with the procedures for how to decode iPhone analytics data.

How to Decode iPhone Analytics Data

How to Decode iPhone Analytics Data

You can read and decode iPhone analytics data on the Analytics & Improvements menu from iPhone settings. Read this article till the end to learn the steps demonstrating the same in detailed manner using the pictures for better understanding.

What is Phone Analytics on iPhone?

Phone analytics on iPhone include the details about hardware and software system, performance specifications, statistics, and data. So, basically it indicates how you use your iPhone device.

Can iPhone Analytics Data be Erased?

Yes, iPhone Analytics data can be erased by syncing iTunes with your phone.

What is a Watchdog on iPhone Analytics?

In iPhones, the operating system uses a watchdog to keep track of the performance and overloading or overheating issues with apps. When an app is overheating or using excess memory on your iPhone device, the Watchdog Termination occurs, and it terminates or kills the app.

What is Jetsam in iPhone Analytics?

Jetsam event in iPhone occurs when there’s a lot of data flushing onto your device i.e. when your memory processor is full. To control the flow, Jetsam asks users to delete data from the phone. This process usually occurs when your device is overloaded with browser cookies or ads or any app that downloads too much data.

Also Read: What Does Disable and Download Messages Mean in iCloud?

What are Aggregated Diskwrites on iPhone?

Aggregated Diskwrites means the abstraction of two or more logical volumes or hard disks into a single logical disk. This slows up the device as it cannot write simultaneously from multiple sources.

What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is an app for iOS and Android devices with which you can get constant updates to your content and courses. Also, it allows your to take assignments and tests and see the grades for the same.

Blackboard app for Android on Play Store

Also Read: What is Error Code 36 on Mac?

What is Microstackshots?

Microstackshots is a command aggregate or method that captures a stock shot of an executing process.

What are Stacks Routined on iPhone?

Stacks basically allow relocating the apps on the mobile. iPhones which are jailbroken or hacked will have add-ons like stacks.

How Do I Read iPhone Data on Analytics? How Do I Read Analytics Data?

You can check the analytics of your iPhone by following the given steps.

1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

Open Settings on your iPhone

2. Tap on the Privacy option from the list.

Privacy option iPhone Settings

3. Tap on Analytics & Improvements

Tap on Analytics & Improvements

4. Tap on Analytics Data.

Tap on Analytics Data

5. Here, you can read your iPhone data analytics consisting of the information about the performance statistics with the hardware and software specifications.

iPhone data analytics

Also Read: How to Change Your Caller ID on iPhone

How to Decode iPhone Analytics Data?

You can decode iPhone Analytics data on your phone by following these steps:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

2. Then, tap on Privacy.

Privacy option iPhone Settings

3. Again, swipe down and tap on Analytics & Improvements > Analytics Data.

Tap on Analytics Data

4. The analytics data is divided into two different parts: XML file and JSON file. This collected information is sent to analyze the various performance issues of your iPhone.

Also Read: How to Delete All Contacts from iPhone 5 Without iCloud

How Do I Find the Hidden Menu on My iPhone?

The hidden menu on iPhones is basically a combination of numerical and special character codes which are used to call some actions. There are a number of codes or shortcuts to use this, for example:

  • A field text menu that enables to display of information regarding the phone, like network connections, IP address of mobile, etc. The code used for that is *3001#12345#*
  • For a call like presentation, dial *30# 
  • To know IMEI, an abbreviated version of International Mobile Equipment Identity Number, dial  *#06#
  • Similarly, for call forwarding, dial *21#, and hide caller ID, dial *31#.

How Do I Trigger Sysdiagnose on My iPhone?

Sysdiagnose is a facility in iPhone with which you can find system diagnoses. It includes information about logging from different services and reports on the state of systems. You can view sysdiagnose on your iPhone by following these steps:

1. Press and hold the Power + Volume up + Volume down buttons together for half a second.

2. Now, wait for a few minutes and then launch the iPhone Settings.

3. Tap on Privacy > Analytics & Improvements.

Tap on Analytics & Improvements

4. Then, tap on Analytics Data.

5. Swipe down to locate and tap on the sysdiagnose log file.

Swipe down to locate and tap on the sysdiagnose log file


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35 thoughts on “How to Decode iPhone Analytics Data”

  1. I see that you can learn to decode but what benefit would it actually provide? Would it show you who may hv hacked your phone and when? Would it provide some proof? My ex has hacked my phone so many times it’s unreal.
    With my current number he has never had access to the phone but think he hired a digital hacker. What can I ask for for frog?
    His URL addresses?
    He had $- can pay for anything but trying to minimize my lawyer fee by asking very direct questions that hv a yes or no answer. Please help.
    Thank you!😀

    1. Obviously didn’t mean for 🐸! I meant What can u ask his lawyer to provide us with? All phone numbers he has initiated in the past 3 years? His phone records?
      He paired his phone to my Alexa. Didn’t realized until I lost my phone so had Alexa call to find it & another # popped up!

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    Deanna D. Rockhold

    I had to purchase a new iPhone because I was not smart and allowed my X to “help” me with not being able to access a Bluetooth connection, which later I realized that he was tracking my every move, so I ditched that iPhone and got a new one but my daughter just insisted on moving everything over from my old iPhone. So now maybe I’m just paranoid but I keep having important things disappearing from emails and text messages and other people are being blocked that I didn’t do.
    I had some analytics data that kept mentioning shared memory and shared other items that seemed suspicious but now the analytics data is no longer available for me to show to anyone who can evaluate it.
    Is there any way to recover this information?
    How can I know if something was transferred over from my old phone?
    I feel trapped and don’t even feel safe or like I can make a phone call or even text anyone. Where can I get my phone checked out?
    Thank you for any help you can give to me, I really appreciate it. Unfortunately I’m sure I’m not the only female that’s going through something like this.

    1. You’re not the only *person going through something like this. I had a PI company digitally attack me for several years and invade my privacy illegally. Only reason I didn’t go after them is because I wanted to save my marriage.

      1. Alan, I think I’m going through this as well and don’t know where to turn for help. Please let me know what you did so that I may discover the actual proof of such data breach on my end. Thank you

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          Tabitha Edmondson

          I need to know if someone hacked your iPhone can they make fb accounts calendar dates save their number and birthdays address and more

    2. Yes if you transfer everything from 1 phone to the other. So goes with it the hidden tracking file called stalker ware
      Some can never even be removed. You need to get new device then new Apple ID and start from scratch. DONT ever transfer from 1 phone to the other of u think there’s any tracking anything on ur device as most attach to other applications and hide

      1. Oh I thought that’s what was happening! It’s just so frustrating! Anyone else who is going through this look up and they have information on how to go about getting it reported either through them or to a joint task website but any financial theft or identity theft can be reported to or or maybe it was also gov. I need another phone so I can get my stuff reported!

  3. I believe actually I know someone is spying on me via iPhone. Not sure if it’s my sister or my daughter yet they don’t get along and haven’t for some time. Yet both are extremely controlling and both have done similar sneaky border line criminal behavior towards me. They both have lots of money, where I do not. They helped in stealing what was mine. Anyway tell me how I can have my privacy belong to me only. Thank you so so much.

  4. I have all the issues above and more I also suffer from anxiety so I always just shut off my phone. That only seems to make it worse once it’s back on . Idk what to do thanks Cj

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      Beautiful Disaster

      I am the same way! I am overwhelmed and so sick and tired of hearing your iPhone or iCloud can’t be hacked. Even when I took a pic of his iCloud account attached to mine, while I was trying to back up my iCloud to a flash drive, I clicked on Photos and his iCloud account came up! I know who this hacker is,he is someone I know from social media, the Apple geniuses know, Apple support knows, law-enforcement knows, FBI knows, and now I might as well just burned $1500 because when I purchased my iPhone 14 promax, four days ago, it literally is worse than my iPhone 11 now!!

      1. Did u transfer your data from 1 divice to the other? If so yep. You can try factory restoring and starting from scratch new Apple ID new email always have location turned off unless needed and chk for if your sharing info with contacts. Also inform your self with monitoring your child apps as that’s how they get into your accounts and track you

      2. I hope you will see this soon but under SETTINGS >Privacy & Security >Safety Check.
        This is a fairly new feature that will take you through your settings and let you know what you’re sharing with others and gives you the option to make changes as it takes you through the process.
        I believe it also suggests that you change your passwords just in case they have been compromised. I hope this helps you.

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    Beautiful Disaster

    I just bought a Apple iPhone 14 on 1/16/2023 I have 15 backboardd.wakeup_resource files and 22 in one day1/20/2023 Reset-Counter ~that stops my phone from hard retting~ file on my Analytic Data file! I have more nefarious files on my brand new phone than the days I have owned it! Apple doesn’t care, I shouldn’t even be hearing the words factory resetting the phone or erasing it again, after doing that weekly on my iPhone 13 for 7~yes 7 months only to have everyone think I was crazy. My beautiful iPhone 14 ProMax was so awesome for 36 hours and now it’s a $1,500 paper weight! I listened to Apple Support, the Genius employees, TMobile, changed my phone number twice in one week and it didn’t help. I HAVE 22 RESET-COUNTER-2023 ~~FILES ON MY PHONE JUST FROM TODAY 1/20/2023!!!~~~ 22~~~IN ONE DAY! My phone isn’t even a week old and it’s destroyed by a 400 pound baby that has nothing to do but make people miserable and he knows the law, FBI, APPLE isn’t going to do a damn thing about it!

    1. I HAVE RESET-COUNTER TOO! One day i did 25 resets!!! Didn’t do anything. My dns keeps getting rerouted! Can we please sue ! They are part of the problem ! Is he com NYC? Because this sounds very close to home !

    2. So do I with my new iPhone but some are from Apple themselves as they are going up against cases in Europe for tracking customers them selves

      1. I am having very similar problems with my iPhone and it keeps referring to an Apple iPhone 14 when I have a iPhone 13 Pro Max! I am so sick of being stalked I turn on the lost mode and when it IS in a familiar location it tells me that it’s NOT in a familiar location and to start a security delay! It’s an address that’s been saved in my contact info on Apple Maps and contacts I’m not sure what to do I’ve done everything and I know I should have full bars of service and when I do a network reset I will get full service bars until the screen turns off and then it’s back to only 2 of the 4 bars of service! Why does apple pretend that this crap isn’t possible when sooo many people are experiencing these issues!

  6. The exact same thing is happening to both me and my husband. This has been going since 2016 when apple id’s were make in both of our names. The authorities have everything but do NOTHING!! How do I take care of this…I just want it over!!

  7. I feel this article is misleading. You have shown readers where to FIND the analytics data but read as is, those files will further confuse people and many of the cryptic terms will make them THINK they’ve been hacked.

    One needs to download the correct symbolication file for the phone from Apple Developer together with the program, both of which I believe are only available to registered devs, in order to “decode” analytics data.

    Without referring to the proper tools and know-how, this article just encourages people to find bogeymen where 98% of the time there are none.

    1. I totally agree with the gentleman above. Although this was very informative and I benefited greatly from a lot of information that I needed to know, I still felt misled.
      I searched google and pressed for ‘learn how to decode your data’ and was shown what things meant and where things were. Honestly, I appreciated that, yet when I get to the actual screen of gibberish,, I felt abandoned and unanswered.
      I’m still in process of exploring those Apples secrets , maybe they are the answer? (It’s cool, I’m glad to know alittle bit more).
      Thanks again for the discussion

  8. You are not paranoid. If you think something is off it is. Don’t listen to the BS lies. True, apple analytics are confusing and will drive you crazy. But keep doing it. Clear your website and data history multiple times a day and run the app report. Document Everything! Look for patterns and random reports. Com.Apple. Are managed bundled apps. 2019- 2023 was a free for all, many back door issues from the apps and to much personal data access. So many vulnerabilities, patches were not a priority. Your device is probably being managed MDM. Enterprise, Azure, Intune F…G nightmare!!! The adversary has access to your life through iCloud and your Apple ID and controls everything. Rouge Adversaries – Windows Microsoft Google Apple all working together with no oversight with electronic certifications!!! All this malicious activity will lead to bigger issues such as fraud, identity theft and browser redirects. Trust me, I am living this nightmare out.

  9. I’ve been dealing with this same issue for years across Apple devices and different platforms. My iPhone has Mac, Android, Edge & Microsoft files, other users, a profile that only shows up preventing some action, unknown parent launching commands, settings with no apps, apps with no settings, data being migrated who knows where. Files deleted, searches redirected, Alexa app mysteriously showed up. The worst is a duet file that allows someone else to see & hear everything I do on my iPhone and computer. I have never once used Siri EVER yet dozens of Siri Feedback searches in Analytics. I have thousands of screenshots & videos and no one to show them to. All of my accounts hacked including FB & LI. There’s no help or resources. Resets worthless, Genesis Bar not helpful. Law Enforcement not helpful. I say lawsuit!!!

    1. So let me get this straight…if you view Apple analytics and see stacks then your phone is “hacked” or someone has access. Also has anyone ever swiped down from the top right to access control settings like connecting to wifi or blue tooth and noticed that the ear button next to the alarm or flashlight or whatever’s there and the ear is lit up green like someone is listening. Usually the ear lights green if you’re connected to earbuds or headphones…anyways randomly I’ll check that 50times daily and I’ll see the ear lit green and someone’s listening…this happens when I don’t even have the air buds near me. I coulda left them at home with my iPad and randomly I’ll catch that “ear” control lit green and scream Uckkk Off or mess around and talk smack! But man it honestly pisses me off!!! I just got the iPhone 14, iPad, and watch 6 and all of them are compromised if your telling me “stacks” and “analytic never” and “backboard wake ups”, tons of “Sirisearchfeedback”when I never use Siri. I also have a bunch of assetsddisk.diskswrites?!!? Rtc_reporting.messagelogs???!! No my iPad isn’t synced with my iPhone anymore but Idn what the hell that is!!??? Photoanalysisd.cpu??? Not sure what that is?! Anyone?
      I read and reread all these comments and this page is a bit confusing? So I’m commenting so someone can confirm my suspicions because I’ve had phone issues, weird apps, battery dies in 6-8hrs, photos deleted and the list goes on. It’s made me sOooOoo paranoid and no one believes me and it’s a stuck feeling!!! Anyone who comments please be specific. Good luck everyone and god bless yall!

  10. So let me clarify a couple things, so if you have “stacks” the. Your phone is jailbroken or hacked/compromised?
    What about the following I’ve found In the Apple analytics
    searched.diskwrites_resource or photo analysisd.cpu, OR RTCReporting_message log OR assetsd.diskwrite OR ANEcompilerService.cpu OR signpost_reporter OR dozens of stacks.2023-12-12-2023 OR SPOTLIGHTKNOWLEDGES.cpu OR a bunch of widget extensions? Someone please help!!!
    I’m almost 100% a Ex jailbroke my phone or installed spyware and beans torturing me since!!!

  11. I have gone through much of the same, however I decided to ditch the electronics for almost two years. During that time I read everything and anything about cyber security. I have so many answers for you all, however I fear no matter what I put here, it will be removed. Perhaps someone could create a way we could all chat privately… Ottawa

  12. I figured it all out , no matter what anyone can get info from your phone by sending you a picture , loaded with callback code.. once the have your serial number and other info from setting about , then Apple does the rest for the criminals . The crest a MDM account and either through a business or school or and fake place , Apple will supply the servers and the monitoring tools to assist hackers . But Apple holds no responsibility or knowledge of this situation… it’s frustrating. And there is not a thing you can do to get Apple to unhack you . Or act like they are aware this service exists .

    Read this on Apple support of managed device.. the phone owner has absolutely no privacy or control ..

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      Angie Richardson

      Hi ! Im going through the same stuff that everyone has posted about! Ive had a hacker/stalker that has remotely accessed and controlled over 30 phones and has been making my life a nightmare for over 1500 days in a row 24 hours a day 7 days a week! And they are so good at what they do i even got a diagnostic test of my hardware bu the Apple Geek Squad and it detected NOTHING! Well then Apple tell me how someone has absolutely taken over control of my phone, steals photos, access my icloud, has set up itunes , uses apps i have deleted, redirects my web browser, hacks my data and wifi but you say your phones are secure! My phone has a zero click exploit in it and i want to get a huge bounty reward for finding it! I feel for all of you because i know this has consumed my life, they stole my identity and it gives me anxiety everyday! I know my privacy has bern invaded and i feel like im being stalked , listened to, photographed , video snd voice recorded… and i feel like its never going to end!

  13. Ive been going through exactly the same thing since August 2022. I can’t really add anything to assist except I’ve found Rob Braxman on YouTube really helpful. I can’t believe these comments. I felt like I was the only one! It’s literally consumed my life. A horrific experience. People think you’re paranoid. Having things like Watchdog, Watchlist, Data Dirty, Sharing, Data Access, etc in Analytics it’s no wonder it terrifies people. I feel for all of you. The lack of support & ownership by Apple is infuriating.

    1. I have been going through this for a whopping 8 years as well as these people are doing criminal activity on property!!!! I took computer programming/Data Processing and learned how to write programs so automatically when I finally broke down and got an iPhone, was hoping for more protection as I have 3 Android phones where the glass blew up from it overheating from them! I have seen everything and have went through so much, things stolen, trying to care for my parents all while they are making life impossible moving **** all over the property where it once was organized, broken stuff, stolen stuff and got copies of keys to the house and other buildings. I have found things on the property to indicate that it was something a lot worse than just hacking. In my Analytics, I have 6 CPUs that my **** is sharing to. I totally get it and I have documented for 8 years of things with the phones as well as saved evidence that was possible to save, took pics with my camera and so on and so forth. Now….I have moved 40 minutes away and in the county caring for my mother who has Alzheimer’s. I also got her off of alcohol so this wasn’t easy by any means. I had to regroup my mind because when all of this stuff first started happening, I was also being drugged and other things. A lot has happened to me and I wouldn’t move to do anything with my life for close to 2 years living in total fear! I went through my body thinking it was sick and my ANA came back positive for an Auto Immune….I would get infections easily, my white cell count would drop and had eye conditions that can cause blindness and was very painful!!! It took a while to work through the trauma I went through. I had to pick myself up and move forward even if it was baby steps. I am determined to put every effort into this to catch them, even if it kills me! Back In January my iCloud acct was taken over and took Apple 2 hours to figure out how to get it back…..without hard resetting. I don’t want to as of yet because you would die seeing all of my analytics!!! Once we fixed that, then February 3rd, when we left to go to Sam’s….with my sister, her husband Etc to just get out, I didn’t realize for a couple of days until I opened my laptop. There is where I found that they took over admin to it and my WiFi button was nowhere in sight!!!! Didn’t even give me the option!!! I also had several apps downloaded onto it as well as some from June of last year when they were using it to gain access to change my network, put me on a family plan where I can’t see all of this except on my analytics and now on the laptop, all of the dates match!!!! I have been on the phone several times with Apple, TMobile in the past, called the Police, which would just have them do things to screw up my vehicles which I am on the 6th since 2016, and recently called that number in Safety Check and then made a complaint to IC3. Also, that complaint can be added onto and you must!!! We don’t have enough programmers out there to accommodate having a police department to handle cybercrime or look into a way to go against these criminals. Imagine owning a phone making it to where you don’t know if you should go to work or not because there could be problems when you get home?!?! Then, all the **** they have done, takes weeks to realize and months to put back In order to have it done again. They do this to me for 3 days out of a month every month for 8 years!!! It’s a wonder I haven’t lost it because this does make it extremely hard to have a life when it is already consumed with caring for parents and just trying to work.

    2. I have been dealing with this since 2020! Is there a common cause between these people?! Like possible inheritance, lawsuits with big pharma, etc?! I was told I was paranoid by T-Mobile I know they are accessing it through the child account that I’m unable to remove! Please help me if anyone can!

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