How to print out iPhone SMS messages and WhatsApp conversations

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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.

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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

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?
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.
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
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.
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!!
Fred Ilse wrote...
I can see old iMessages text nessages, but not the pictures sent in iMessage. I have TC16 running IOS 9.3.2
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Fred Ilse Can you please submit a support ticket on our online helpdesk as we would like to investigate this issue further and resolve this issue for you. Please be sure to include which type of device you are using, and whether this is occurring for just iMessage, or SMS also.
ella wrote...
I recently purchased touch copy 16 for mac (just the 1 year rental). I am wanting to access my messages, however none of them will load. It gives me the option of selecting whats app or sms/imessage, but when I select sms/iMessage, the screen is blank. I contacted the online help desk, but have not heard anything back.
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@ella Our records are showing that your ticket has since been responded to. Please be aware that our office is open from 09:00 - 17:30 GMT, Monday - Friday. Any tickets/responses received after this time will be responded to on the next working day.
Emmanuel wrote...
When I click "Messages" in TouchCopy16, I see the list of all my conversations (there are about 500+ conversations). Most of the conversations are listed by Phone Numbers (Ex. +14081233455) instead of displaying the contact name. In previous versions of TouchCopy I would see a long list of peoples names in the Messages section rather than a long list of phone numbers.

When I looked at the conversations more carefully, I noticed that iMessage conversations seem to keep the name of the contact, and if I had non-iMessage conversations with that same person, those messages are displayed in a separate string where it is listed by phone number only (making it difficult to quickly reference a conversation). Is there a way to make SMS and iMessage conversation both use a Contacts name?
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Emmanuel We have since released an update for TouchCopy (16.05) which includes a bug fix that should resolve this issue for you. Please update to the latest version.
Victoria Lewis wrote...
when i plug my phone in to few the messages to print out conversations its says it cannot find any messages on this device.. i had no problem when i used it before when i first bought it. my phone isn't having connection problems bc it loaded and can see all the music on there just not the messages or any of the contacts. this is the 12 version i believe
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Victoria Lewis Unfortunately, TouchCopy 12 is not compatible with devices running iOS 10. Please check your email response for further assistance with this issue. Please be sure to check your junk/spam folder in case it was incorrectly sent there.
Linda wrote...
Hi there - my messages aren't showing up. Can you help me understand why?
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Linda Please confirm which version of TouchCopy and iOS you are using. It is important to note that TouchCopy 12 is not compatible with devices running iOS 10.
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@britta Please submit a support ticket on our online helpdesk and one of our technical staff will be able to assist with this issue. Please be sure to include which version of TouchCopy you are running as well as the version of iOS you are running.