4 Ways to Print Text Messages from iPhone/iPad Easily

You can easily back up text messages to your computer so you won’t lose them. Here is how to print text messages from iPhone so that you always have a copy available in case you will need them in the future.

1. Why Do You Need to Print Messages from iPhone

Sometimes we need to submit the iPhone text messages as the evidence to of prosecution. Or for other reasons you need to export it to a Word document for printing, how to achieve it? A complete text message not only includes the text content, but also includes the sending and receiving time, the mobile phone number, etc. This post shares several different ways to print out text messages from iPhone, you can choose the best one that works for you.

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2. Print Texts from iPhone via AirPrint

You can print text messages to a supported printer via AirPrint on iPhone. In recent years, major printer brands such as Brother, Canon, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark and Samsung have started to manufacture AirPrint-compatible printers.

If you are not sure if your printer is compatible with AirPrint, you can check the instruction manual or call the printer manufacturer.

If you don't have a printer that is compatible with AirPrint, you can still find a network with an AirPrint printer in the workplace or elsewhere so that you can print through it.

Step 1. Some models of printers will automatically support AirPrint, but others require configuration. You should check if you need to change your printer settings to use the AirPrint. Make sure your printer and iPhone are connected with the same wireless network.

Step 2. Click SMS application on your iPhone screen, find the text messages that you need to print out, then press the Power button and Volume down button at the same time to take the screenshot of these text messages.

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Step 3. Open Photos app, then click the photo folder of ‘screenshots’. You can view the screenshot of text messages that you just took.

Step 4. Click ‘Select’ option on the upper right corner, then select one or more screenshots, and then click ‘Share’ icon on the left button on the interface.

Step 5. At the bottom, scroll to the right and select “Print”.

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3. Print Messages from iPhone via Email

This method can be used if you only have a few text messages to print out, since only one text message can be printed each time via Email, and you also need to enter the text message content to the email manually. So this method is not recommended if you have plenty of messages to print. Then follow these simple steps to print text messages via Email.

Step 1. Open the message app on the device, then click the text history that you want to print.

Step 2. Press and hold the text message and select the option of ‘Copy’ to copy the content of this text message.

Step 3. Open the Mail app on your device, sign in and paste the text message to the body of an Email, then enter the Email address that you have access to and click Sent to deliver this text message to the email that you entered.

Step 4. Now sign into Email with the same email address on your computer to check the text message you received and print it out.

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4. Export Text Messages from iPhone to PC and Print

If you need to print all of the text messages from iPhone in one click as the format of html or csv, then PR iPhone Data Recovery (iOS 13 Supported) is one of the more appropriate tool that will be available for you. It is intended to export text messages from iPhone, iTunes, iCloud to computer and print them out.

PR iPhone Data Recovery supports to transfer text messages as well as contacts, call logs, photos, videos, WhatsApp messages, Viber history, LINE, Wechat conversation and other data from iPhone to computer. If you need to recover deleted text messages on iPhone, this software will also help you get back lost text messages from iOS devices.

To print messages from iPhone with this professional tool, you need to download this complete toolkit on your computer, then follow the steps below:

   

Step 1. Run this toolkit and click ‘iPhone Data Recovery’ tab on the main interface.

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Step 2. Click ‘Recover from iOS Devices’ and connect your iPhone to the same computer and trust this computer. You will see the message of ‘XXX is Connected’ after the device is recognized. Then click ‘Start’ button.

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Step 3. Click ‘Messages’ and the program scan all the text messages, iMessages saved on your iPhone. If you need to print other data, you can also select other data types here.

Step 4. On the result interface, click ‘Recover’ and save the path whether you want to save the text messages and the text messages will be transferred to this path.

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Step 5. The text messages will be saved as the format of HTML. You can go to the designated folder to find this HTML file, open and print it out.

5. Print Text mMessages from iPhone via iTunes

Step 1. Firstly, connect the iPhone that you want to print text messages from to print the SMS to your computer.

Step 2. Then use the "iTunes" software on your computer to back up all the data on your phone to your computer.

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Step 3. Then you will need a tool to extract text messages from iTunes backup. PR iPhone Data Recovery can act as an iPhone backup extractor.

Step 4. Open PR iPhone Data Recovery, select ‘Recover from iTunes Backup’ tab and choose the iTunes backup you just created.

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Step 5. Wait until the iTunes backup scanning process is finished. Find the text messages you need and still tap on ‘Recover’ tab to export text messages to computer to print.

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Conclusion

If you have only a few messages to print from iPhone, then the 1st and 2nd method are suggested to use. If you have a large number of messages to print and you need to print in one click, then the last 2 methods will be recommended.

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By Fay J. Melton

Posted on Apr 04, 2019, 09:34:01

Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.