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".

If you have not done so already, you can download TouchCopy from here.

Detailed Steps

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

Firstly, Run TouchCopy by double clicking on the TouchCopy icon on your desktop. When the TouchCopy window opens, and you have successfully connect your device, select the "messages" tab for 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. (1) Select the message conversation that you wish to print by select the corresponding contact's name. (2) 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.

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Latest Comments

britta wrote...
For some reason when I synched my messages, only Whats App conversations came up... nothing under SMS/ iMessage, which is what I would like to copy. How can I sort this out? Thank you!
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.
Stacy Inness wrote...
TouchCopy sees my iPhone 6S and it will load the items on the side to choose from but then it won't load anything. I want to save a couple of Messages but TouchCopy looks for "Messages" when I tap the button to search but then says "TouchCopy is not able to communicate with your iPod iPhone 6S". How do I fix this?
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Stacy Inness Are your iPhone back ups set to be encrypted? If so, please disable backup encryption within iTunes and then try again. Having backup encryption enabled can prevent TouchCopy from accessing data such as messages. Also, does your music display correctly?
Dennis Welsh wrote...
when trying to copy a text message The message that I want to copy is not showing in the list but is on my phone
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Dennis Welsh If the text message is a newer message, this may suggest TouchCopy is accessing old data. Please disable backup encryption if it is enabled on your device as this can prevent TouchCopy from accessing the latest data on your device.
Ashleigh wrote...
It just sits on "initiating data" and won't load any messages. It did last week and kept freezing on the backup. I've uninstalled and reinstalled touchcopy to see if that helps but it's all the same. Can't use it at all.
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Jo Bekhradnia Within iTunes, please select your devices and disable the option to 'Encrypt iPhone Backup'. Once done please relaunch TouchCopy and try again. TouchCopy should now successfully be able to read your messages.
Jo Bekhradnia wrote...

I purchased this today and have entered the activation code.
It seems to connect to my iPhone 6 and my partner's 6s but when we click on messages, it spends a long time initialising the data connection to the iPhone but then states there are no messages. we are also unable to locate any contacts etc. Both of the phones connect to iTunes successfully so there are no issues with the iPhone's themselves. Pls advise.
Many thanks
Kate wrote...
Help! I am trying to save text messages from my iPhone 6 to my PC. When I print to PDF, it saves everything and looks fine, but the video links do not work. The same thing happens when I copy to my PC. What am I doing wrong?
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Kate Please see your technical support ticket regarding this issue.
Jody wrote...
Help! I just purchased TouchCopy because my boyfriend lost all of our text messages and I want to copy mine and send them to him. But when I click on "messages" tab I get a "Cannot find any messages on your device" notice. What can I do?
kellie wrote...
I need to save the text messages to a folder but when i try to do that all it does is save any pic or videos. How can i save the actual text conversation?
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@kellie The text message will be saved as a .html file. You can also save the file as PDF through the print function.
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@kellie The text message will be saved as a .html file. You can also save the file as PDF through the print function.
morel wrote...
I installed touchcopy to our pc an we have two separate iphones.
I sant to douxload messages from my iphone but touch copy asks me for a code and dosnt accept the code initially registered for my husband iphone 6 . how do I do with my iphone 6S thanks in advance for your reply
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@morel If the product is complaining about needing to be purchased this would mean that you need to activate the product with your activation code. If the problem is something else please can you provide further details in a support ticket to our Helpdesk.

Please provide if your device is being detecting and loading in TouchCopy. Does the software display all the contents but complains when you try to copy over?
Xena Spain wrote...
Successfully copied all the text and imessages for a particular contact from the Messages tab. However I can't seem to get any of the WhatsApp messages. When I click on the Apps tab there's a message saying 'Touchcopy is unable to read the applications on your iOS device'
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Xena Spain The WhatsApp messages are located in the Messages section of TouchCopy. You will need to scroll down your contacts and there will then be a split with a header Whats App Contacts. You will then find your Whats App messages there.
Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Janet Are your iPhone backups set to be encrypted? TouchCopy must create a local backup in order to access certain data such as Messages, Contacts and Calendars. Having local backup encryption set can sometimes prevent TouchCopy from making or accessing this backup.

It could also help to create a new backup with iTunes of your device.