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How to print out iPhone messages and WhatsApp conversations?

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Summary

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

amy wrote...
2017-05-02
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...
2017-05-03
@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...
2017-04-05
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...
2017-04-05
@Valadev Please see the response to your support ticket for additional instructions on how to resolve this.
L wrote...
2017-04-04
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...
2017-04-05
@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...
2017-03-24
I cannot get my iphone to sync...
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2017-03-27
@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...
2017-02-20
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...
2017-02-21
@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.
Rob wrote...
2017-02-19
I just purchased TouchCopy 16. I am trying to download messages from my iPhone6. I got a message that says Oops! There was an error loading messages, but doesn't say what the error is or what to do about it. What do I do.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2017-02-20
@Rob Please try making a new local backup of your device within iTunes as this should resolve this issue. You will need to relaunch TouchCopy once the backup has been made.
JB wrote...
2017-02-02
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...
2017-02-03
@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...
2017-01-22
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...
2017-01-23
@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...
2017-01-02
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...
2016-12-24
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...
2016-12-22
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.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2016-12-16
@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.