How to Print Text Messages or iMessages from iPhone

Every day all of us are getting so many very important messages but we are not receiving them by letter or email but we are getting them through text messages. Probably you are thinking that you will not going to need to print your iPhone text messages or iMessages ever, but there are surprisingly a lot of cases in which printed text messages are required. Printed text messages are mostly used in court in order to prove some user’s innocence. And sometimes iPhone text message is very important to you and you want to print it out and keep it on paper for a long time. Not depending on the reason why you want to print them, in this article, we will show you how to print your iPhone text messages in a few simple methods.

Method #1. Take Screenshots of Your iPhone Text Messages or iMessages.

This is the probably easiest and most simple of all our methods to print out your messages.

  1. Open your Text Message App.
  2. Find and Open the message that you want to print out.
  3. When you open the message that you want to print out Press and hold the Home button and the Wake button at the same time. You will see flash on your screen and hear the sound of the camera shutter. This will create a screenshot of your screen and your message.
    iPhone screenshot
    iPhone screenshot
  4. Go to the Camera roll and there you will be able to see your screenshot.
  5. You can email this photo to someone or yourself in order to print it out.

Method #2. Email Your iPhone Text Messages or iMessages to Yourself.

If you are only interested about the message content and not about the details of the message like the time and date when it is sent to you, then you can just simply copy the message that you want to print out and paste in order to send to yourself by email.

  1. Open your Text Message App.
  2. Find and Open the message that you want to print out.
  3. Copy the message that you want to be printed. Press and hold on the text message until you see the Copy/More option appears or just tap on Copy.
    Copy iPhone Message
    Copy iPhone Message
  4. Next thing that you must do is to open your email application and open a new message. Insert your email address into the sending bar.
    Open email app
    Open email app
  5. Paste the message that you have copied earlier into the field for writing a message. Press and hold until you see Paste option on the screen and tap on it.
  6. Click Send.
  7. Turn on your computer and open your mail. You will see the message that you were sent to yourself.
  8. Open an application like Microsoft Word or something similar and paste your messages in there. And from there you can print out your messages.

Method #3. Print out iPhone Text Messages or iMessages with iTunes or Help from a Third-Party Applications.

There are a few software applications which can help you with printing your text messages. Also, the default application from Apple, iTunes can be helpful for printing your text messages. This method is going to be a mix of the two software. First of all, we will start with iTunes how to print out the messages.

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Check for Updates. Open Help option from the upper menu and choose Check for Updates. iTunes will check if there is an update and if there is click install.
  3. Connect your iPhone to the computer. Use your USB cable but first make sure that it is working properly.
  4. Go to Photos and find the screenshots from the messages that you have made.
  5. Transfer them to your computer and then print them out.

As we said before there are some other software applications that are useful when you want to print your text messages. We want you to know there are some apps that have in-app purchases and may not be completely free to use. We will mention a few.

  1. iOS Messages Transfer.
  2. EaseUS MobiMover.
  3.  iMazing.
  4. Copy Trans.

The way that these apps work is similar and we will explain briefly.

  1. Download the application on your computer and then install it.
  2. When it is installed, it will launch itself.
  3. Connect your iPhone to your computer. Use your USB cable.
  4. On your screen, you will see the text messages from your iPhone.
  5. Select the message that you want to print out and click copy.
  6. Paste these messages to your computer and print them out.

In our opinion, this method should be used in desperate times or when you are unable to print the text messages from your iPhone with the previous methods


Kevin Arrows

Kevin Arrows is a highly experienced and knowledgeable technology specialist with over a decade of industry experience. He holds a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification and has a deep passion for staying up-to-date on the latest tech developments. Kevin has written extensively on a wide range of tech-related topics, showcasing his expertise and knowledge in areas such as software development, cybersecurity, and cloud computing. His contributions to the tech field have been widely recognized and respected by his peers, and he is highly regarded for his ability to explain complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner.