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How to print out iPhone messages and WhatsApp conversations

This article details how to print SMS, MMS, iMessage and WhatsApp messages on your iPhone directly from within TouchCopy. Messages printed by TouchCopy contain any images included in the message, as well as dates and times the messages were received, should you need to use this information for your reference, or for example for a court case.

To print messages from your iPhone, follow these steps...

  1. Download and install TouchCopy.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your computer via the USB cable.
  3. In TouchCopy, click on the "Messages" tab.
  4. Select the conversation you want to print and click "Print".

The free version of TouchCopy allows you preview your iPhone messages and transfer 100 songs without any sign-ups. The full version has no restrictions, will save and print all your messages and copy all your iPhone content.

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Detailed Instructions on how to print out your iPhone messages

Firstly, Run TouchCopy by double clicking on the TouchCopy icon on your desktop. When the TouchCopy window opens, and you have successfully connected your device, select the "Messages" tab on the left hand side of the TouchCopy application.

From here you should be able to see all of the messages contained on your iOS device. (3) Select the message conversation that you wish to print by selecting the corresponding contact's name. (4) Click the print button in the TouchCopy control bar to open your printer settings.

From here you can select the desired printer that you wish to use to print your messages, as well as other standard printer properties.

You can also use TouchCopy to save a copy of your iPhone messages on your computer in a HTML or a PDF file, either for safekeeping, or to print them out at a later date.

For a visual guide on how to print out messages using TouchCopy, check out our video below!:

How to print text messages from iPhone

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Latest Comments

Brenda Knee wrote...
I have followed all the instructions for how to use touch copy to print all my iMessages. It sees my iPhone and then a message says this may take a few minutes and then nothing or the program freezes says it’s not responding etc. I have the paid version of touchcopy and my iOS/Windows is up to date. Any suggestions?
Shavon wrote...
TouchCopy just keeps saying initiating data communication with your iPhone X.
This may take a few minutes. It’s been hours! Please help.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Shavon Please try making a manual backup of your device within iTunes and then relaunch TouchCopy. The initiating data communications stage should now proceed much quicker.
Randy Flow wrote...
All I am interested in is printing out text messages. To do that, do I have to download entire contents of the iphone?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Randy Flow TouchCopy will make a backup of your device before accessing content such as messages. This will not contain the entire contents of your phone but is required to print out messages. Please see this Apple Support article for further information on what is stored within a backup.
Tonya Branaman wrote...
I’m wanting to transfer text messages from my IPhone so I can print them out, it’s taking a long time for it to initiate communication with there something I need to do?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Tonya Branaman It may be beneficial to create a new local backup of your device in iTunes first and then relaunching TouchCopy. Once done, the initialising communications stage should proceed more quickly.
Jerry Kidd wrote...
TouchCopy does not " see" the messages on my phone. I am using Touchcopy 16.21, Build 1 on my Mid 2014 MacBook Pro Retina running Mac OS 10.13.3

Please advise as there are messages on the phone that I can see when I look at the messages app. The problem is that TouchCopy reports "Cannot find any messages on your device"
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Jerry Kidd Please try creating a new local backup of your device within iTunes. Once complete, relaunch TouchCopy. TouchCopy will now successfully display your messages data. Should the issue continue to occur after doing so, please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk.
Heather Priori wrote...
How do I NOT save things in HTML? How do I choose a format first? It doesn't give me an option to choose format. PDF will not open and "copy" does nothing. I would like to save the messages in pdf format and in the same way messages appear on my phone. nothing is saving properly.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Heather Priori The Save as PDF option will save your chosen conversations in PDF format. If these files are failing to open, please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk where one of our technical support team will be able to investigate and resolve this issue.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Blair Panhorst Please ensure that you have installed the latest TouchCopy 16.21 update as this contains a fix that will resolve this issue.
Blair Panhorst wrote...
I need to copy and save a set of iPhone messages to my Mac on a monthly basis to be used in court. When I tried to save messages from November and December the dates, day, month,and year, are so screwed up that it cannot find or back up anything. This is very important, can you help?
Best, Blair
Lauren Melchi wrote...
It keeps saying that it will take a few minutes to connect to messages and won't actually connect
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Lauren Melchi Please confirm as to whether a spinning icon is displayed in the status bar of your connected device. TouchCopy will resume once this spinning icon disappears.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Wendy Williams Unfortunately, TouchCopy is not currently able to copy Facebook Messenger threads. It can currently copy SMS, iMessage and WhatsApp messages.
Wendy Williams wrote...
Is TouchCopy able to copy message threads from FB Messenger?
Rhonda wrote...
I'm in need of something to print my text messages from my iphone and looking at purchasing TouchCopy. If I install on my laptop - can I use it for more than one phone? Or is the registration specific to one phone? Also - when it prints texts will it look like the screen shot above or will it look more like a word document/pdf? Thanks!
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Rhonda TouchCopy does not limit the amount of iPod/iPad/iPhone devices that can be used with it providing that only one device is connected at a time. As such, you will be able to use TouchCopy with more than one phone. When copying messages, the exported files will be formatted as the conversations are displayed in the preview and above screenshot.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@amy Please create a new local backup of your device within iTunes. Once done, please relaunch TouchCopy. This will ensure that TouchCopy is accessing all of your latest data. Your latest messages should now display also.