What is SQLite File Extension?


SQLite is an embedded database that supports a number of apps. The file format holds a self-contained database engine.to efficiently storing various forms of data. Blackberry, Android and iPhone support SQLite data in the form of fields, tables, and triggers. The file extension is supported by desktop apps and web browsers like Firefox, Chrome and instant messaging apps to store data.

The file format was invented in 2000 by D. Richard Hipp with an aim to give users the flexibility to run the program without installing a database management system or a database administrator. The files of SQLite format is serverless, transactional SQL database engine and self-retained. Some database is encrypted instead of plain text files.


It falls in the category of database files.

Supportive Apps

A great number of apps supported by the file format.

For Windows, Mac, and Linux-

  • SQLite
  • Sqliteman
  • Navicat
  • MapGuide
  • Autodesk AutCAD MAP 3D
  • For MAC OS


MIME Types


Format Supported

Binary format is supported by the app.


53 51 4C 69 74 65 20 66 6F 72 6D 61 74 20 33 00 (ASCII)


The location of the file format is primarily depended on the app you are using. It takes the database name. Users can easily recognize the format.