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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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Print out iPhone messages using TouchCopy

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

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.
amy wrote...
hi! I just updated to the current 16.12 version of TouchCopy on my mac, as I hoped it would solve my issue. I was previously using the 16.02 version. When I go to get the messages (text) to print, it sees from july 2016 only thru jan 12 2017... I thought that was when I switched to my iphone7 but that is not the case. I am not sure what the significance of that date is..!?!? Perhaps it is when I updated from TouchCopy12? But that doesn't make sense either. Anyway, I can see all of the messages on my phone since that 1/12/17 date, but TouchCopy doesn't seem to be seeing them. Any advice?? Thanks
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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.
Valadev wrote...
Just purchased touchcopy 16 and followed the advice on this page to create a new Itunes backup and all I'm getting is an oops error loading messages message. Does also for the calendar, contacts, call logs, and notes.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Valadev Please see the response to your support ticket for additional instructions on how to resolve this.
L wrote...
Phone syncs and I can view music and photos, but it will not allow me to access messages. When I click the messages icon the app locks up and I'm forced to close it.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@L Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk detailing which versions of TouchCopy and iOS you are using. If TouchCopy asks to send an error report, please also click to send this and provide the date and time that the error report was sent.
james wrote...
I cannot get my iphone to sync...
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@james Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk and one of our technical team will be able to assist further. Please be sure to confirm which version of iOS and TouchCopy you are using.
Megan wrote...
When I try to access my messages and call logs it just keeps saying "touchcopy is initiating data communications with your iPhone 6". It's taking forever! However, I am able to view my music. That appears to be the only one. Please help ASAP.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Megan Please close TouchCopy and create a new local backup of your device within iTunes. Once done, please relaunch TouchCopy. This should speed up the process greatly.