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How to save long iPhone message conversations in PDF format

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Summary

To save messages from your iPhone as PDFs, 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 message conversations you want to copy and click "Save PDF".
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Detailed Steps

Firstly, you will need to open TouchCopy and connect your iPhone. Once TouchCopy has read your device, navigate to the "Messages" tab on the left hand side of TouchCopy. You can then scroll down the messages to see your different messages, grouped by type. TouchCopy supports SMS, iMessage and WhatsApp.

Access you SMS, iMessage and WhatsApp messages from the Messages tab

From there you can then select the message that you wish to copy or print by clicking on the name of the contact with whom the conversation is with. Once a contact or contacts have been selected, please press the "Save as PDF" button at the top of TouchCopy.

Select the messages you want to save as PDF

This will bring up a message advising that TouchCopy needs to transmit the message file over the internet in order to convert it to PDF. If you accept this, press "Yes, continue".

Finally, TouchCopy will ask where you would like to save your PDF file to on your computer. Please locate where you would like to save to, then hit OK. Your file will now be copied!

Troubleshooting:

Occasionally, a message file may be too large for TouchCopy to convert to PDF, and you may see a "Request entity too large" message. We are currently looking into ways to improve this service.

In the meantime, listed below are 2 work-around methods to copy your message conversations as PDF, for both Windows PC and Mac OSX.

Windows PC users, please follow the following steps (screenshots at bottom of page):

  1. Ensure that you have downloaded and installed the latest version of TouchCopy.
  2. Open TouchCopy and connect your iPhone using your USB cable
  3. Click the "Messages" tab from the list on the left side of TouchCopy
  4. Select the messages you wish to copy and "Copy Messages"
  5. Then, open your copied message HTML file in your browser (e.g. Google Chrome)
  6. When your message is displayed in your browser, go to File > Print
  7. In the print window, click the option to "Save as PDF" instead of printing
  8. Hit "Save"

Mac OSX users, please follow the following steps:

  1. Ensure that you have downloaded and installed the latest version of TouchCopy.
  2. Open TouchCopy and connect your iPhone using your USB cable
  3. Click the "Messages" tab from the list on the left side of TouchCopy
  4. Select the messages you wish to copy
  5. Click "Print"
  6. In the print window, click the dropdown marked "PDF"
  7. Hit Save as PDF

Save messages as HTML files:

Save messages as HTML files to your computer

Convert HTML files to PDF format from your browser. The following example is the Print window from Google Chrome:

Convert HTML files to PDF format from your browser

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