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How to print out iPhone messages and WhatsApp conversations?

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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".

You can download the free demo of TouchCopy below, allowing you to transfer up to 100 tracks, FREE!

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Detailed Steps

This support article details how to print your SMS, MMS, iMessage and WhatsApp messages directly from within TouchCopy.

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.

Print out iPhone messages using TouchCopy

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

TouchCopy also has the ability to copy messages as HTML or PDF to your computer for safekeeping, or to print at a later date.

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Latest Comments

JB wrote...
How long does it take to load messages I've let it sit for an hour its only 2.5GB of text just trying to see if I should just let it sit for 3 hours. Music and file structure seem to load ok
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@JB I would not expect it to take this long to load messages. Please try making a backup of your device within iTunes and then relaunching TouchCopy. TouchCopy should then be able to load your messages much quicker.
Chad Finley wrote...
Tried to save messages to a PDF file and also tried to print using
the Touchcopy 16 I purchased and not printing and not able to PDF due to size of Text messages , Need for a Court Case .
Any Help in getting this to work ?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Chad Finley Please see the response on your latest support ticket. Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to modify the font size when saving as a PDF.
Christina Crandall wrote...
I just purchased TouchCopy & downloaded to my MacBook Air & cannot use it, it says "Initiating data communications with device.." for a very long time & it is doing nothing, just has the rainbow spinning wheel..please help
Billie wrote...
How long does it take to get messages from my phone? I've been sitting here for an hour and it still says it's communicating.
Clayton wrote...
So, I've purchased this to recover messages for legal purposes. When attempting to convert to pdf it creates an empty folder and states in coding at the top "too large" among the text. The time frame is at almost 2 years.
Kimberly wrote...
I am using TouchCopy 16 for legal reasons and trying to make a PDF of an iMessage thread that contains 45,000 messages since 2014. I am on a mac and getting the "processing" sign. Is this normal? About how long should I expect this to take?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Kimberly We have since responded to your support ticket. Please see this response for instructions on how to save your large conversation as a PDF.
Rae wrote...
I just bought TouchCopy16 for my windows 10 pc to upload messages from my iPhone 4S. The program is able to list all the message conversations by phone number and sometimes by contact name, but none of the message contents are displayed. The diagnostic claims "no messages are available within the dates you selected" when I've chosen "Show all messages" in Set Date Range dialog box. How can I examine my iphone's messages?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Rae Please ensure that you are running the latest update for TouchCopy 16. If the issue continues to persist in the latest version, please submit support ticket on our online helpdesk.
Rob Sheridan wrote...
I purchased full version of TouchCopy to turn messages into pdf files for storage. It will connect and show me the text message strings but crashes whenever I try to copy or convert to pdf or print. Is there a maximum size per copied file or something?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Rob Sheridan Please submit a support ticket on our online helpdesk and one of our technical staff will be able to assist with this issue. When TouchCopy crashes, it should ask to send an error report. Please include on your ticket the time and date that the error report was sent.
Sue Ann wrote...
I have purchased and installed TouchCopy and connected my iPhone 6 Plus. TouchCopy accesses my Music and Photos, but lists no Messages and says it cannot find any Calendars, Call Logs, or Contacts. Please advise. Thanks.
SHANNON wrote...
I just purchased TouchCopy 16 PC (windows 7) for my iphone 5S running version 8. Every time I try to download my messages I get the following error box. Unable to load DLL 'SQLite.Interop.dll":The specified module could not be found. (exception from HRESULT: 0x800700E) I have submitted a ticket to tech support but I really need to download and print my messages for a court case.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@SHANNON Please view your response on your latest support ticket.
Sue wrote...
Is there a more concise/friendly format to print out text messages? I need months worth for a legal matter & it's going to be so cumbersome to utilize & kill too many trees in the current format. Thanks
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Sue Unfortunately, there is currently no alternate format in which the messages can be printed. I will raise this as a feature suggestion to include an option for a more compact format when printing.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Steve Smith The password required is your device encryption password that was set when enabling backup encryption. This may be different to your iTunes password.

Please firstly ensure that you are running TouchCopy 16.05. If the issue continues with this version, you can temporarily disable backup encryption within iTunes which will prevent TouchCopy from requiring this password.
Steve Smith wrote...
Whenever I try to access messages, TouchCopy asks me to enter my iTunes password. However, it always says it is incorrect, even though I have double and triple checked to ensure that I have the correct password. What do I do now? Help!!