The answer: It depends (of course). iPhones (and other types of smartphones) often have ways to keep unwanted eyes from prying. These methods range from passcodes to fingerprints. Apps themselves may have encryption, like some text messaging services, which purport to...
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Cell Phone Searches
Cell phone searches without a warrant are unreasonble searches and illegal. Anything found in that search may not be used against the person arrested. However, if there is sufficient information to get a warrant to search the contents of the phone, then it may be...
Cell phone searches are legal by a police officer if he has a search warrant. The U.S. Supreme Court decided in the case of Riley v. California just this June, 2014, that in most cases a search warrant is required. There may be some exigent...