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4 Ways to Print Text Messages from iPhone/iPad Easily

Sometimes we need to submit 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.

  • If you have only a few messages to print from iPhone, then the 1st, 2nd and 3rd 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  method will be recommended.

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1. 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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2. 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.

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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.

print messages from iphone via email

3. Print iPhone Text Messages By Taking Screenshots

We can take not only text messages but also maps, chats on iPhone screen. You can take a screenshot of text messages and then print them out for convenience.

Step 1. Click the text message that you need to print and click the Power and Home button simultaneously to take a screenshot.

Step 2.  Save the screenshot on ‘Photos’ app on iPhone. After that, you can select these screenshots to print them via a printer.

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4. Print Bulk Text Messages from iPhone with FoneGeek

If you need to print all of the text messages from iPhone in one click as the format of html or csv, then FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery (iOS 15/14 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.

FoneGeek 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 program and click ‘Recover Data from iOS Device’ tab on the main interface.

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Step 2. 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.

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.

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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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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.

Fay J. Melton
Monday on Apr 22, 2019, 09:34:01 GMT / Post By Fay J. Melton to iPhone Recovery

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.

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