How to view Boot Log? (Sorry if wrong forum)

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  1. MacieMcMacFace macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded iTools 3 and thought it would be more obvious but I can not find a typical boot log.

    Can anyone please help me with some information?

    I would like to see what time my phone shut down in the middle of the night.

    Thank You!
     
  2. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68030

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    The system console can be viewed in the Xcode devices window. It can also be viewed in the Apple Configurator application if the device is connected.
     
  3. MacieMcMacFace, Jul 2, 2016
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    MacieMcMacFace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is over my head :\ (but im not incompetant, I familiar with normal pc operations, have taken Network+ and A+ classes, etc. This is just new to me) . Xcode devices window? I assume iTools has it integrated? I am on windows. I can see the Real-Time log and "Crash Log" which shows the Baseband,DiagnosticLogs,MEssage,Retired,WiFi, com.apple.itunesstrored, iOS folders and a few files like the lowbattery log in the root folder.

    Is what I am after avabile for viewing through iTools? Or do I need to download another tool? I do not own a mac computer. I did try googling this but the information was outdated or dead ended pretty much with the information you said.

    Thanks!
     
  4. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure what you're after. Apparently iToolsPro does show the system console, which contains all the info when the device boots but also afterwards as well. It's the same thing you'd see from the Xcode devices window.

    What are you looking for?
     
  5. MacieMcMacFace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am after the boot log but also interested in any other easily read or accessed information.

    I do not see an iTools Pro version for windows. I have only found iTools 3 http://pro.itools.cn/itools3_en/feature.php

    That pages shows the available options.

    Thanks!
     
  6. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68030

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    I'm not aware of anything called an iOS Boot Log. When I google that term I don't see anything relevant.

    There is a system console and it starts to work at boot time. There's lots of information written there from the kernel and other system components. You can view the system console in the ways I mentioned up-thread. itunespro has a button for it and calls it systemlog.

    On MacOS the console app displays the system console and its saved to a file in a typical un*x fashion (a new file every day, it gets rolled over, eventually deleted etc.). I really don't know if that happens on iOS. I have a feeling that it's not saved to a file. When I view my phone's system console in the Xcode Device window I only see about 2 hours of entries. The phone was booted days ago.

    Most of the info in the system console would only be of interest to the authors of apps that write there and most of that would be people at Apple.
     
  7. MacieMcMacFace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm, your system console may be what is called "Real Time Log" in the windows iTools 3. It displays real time system operations but not a history. In the "Crash Log" it opens up the folders I mentioned in the first post.
    It contains "security.log.##########.gz" files. I guess when I get a moment I will find out what opens gz files and find out what information is contained in these logs.

    Outside of that, I do not see any easily accessibly system information that would contain a history log of startup/shutdowns etc.
     
  8. PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68030

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    I don't think there's anything that specifically tracks startup/shutdowns but these are included in the system console and system logs. The .gz files are the rolled over log files that I mentioned. .gz is gzip. They're compressed to save space and eventually I think are deleted. Real Time log would be the system console that I've mentioned.

    On my mac there are files called system.log and similar names that seem to hold the content of the system console. It seems that a new file is made daily and they're deleted weekly. You might be able to find the startup/shutdown info in there, but of course many phones will be up for weeks or longer.
     

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