How to print iPhone text messages

Would you like to make a hard copy of SMS or iMessage text on your iPhone? The messaging app for iOS doesn’t have a built-in option to print individual text or conversation threads, so you’ll have to rely on a workaround instead.

Read on to learn 3 ways to print iPhone text messages. These also apply to iPod touch and iPad version messages.

Take a screenshot of the message thread on your iPhone and print it

If you want to print your message natively on your iPhone, the only way is to take a screenshot and use an AirPrint compatible printer to make the print. However, it can be time consuming and time consuming, especially for long conversations. If you find it too annoying, look for other ways.

1. Open message Open the app and open a text conversation on your iPhone SMS or iMessage to print.

2. Scroll to the top of the conversation thread. Repeatedly tap the top corner of the screen to make it easier to scroll up.

3. Take a screenshot and save it in the photo app. If you’re using an iPhone with Face ID volume up With a button ~ side Press the button together to take a screenshot. For devices with Touch ID, press House With a button ~ side Button together instead.

Steps 1-3

4. Scroll down the conversation thread and continue taking screenshots repeatedly.

5. Open the Photos app and switch to album Click the tab and tap screenshot..

6. Tap select Click the button at the top right of the screen and select the screenshots in the order they were taken.

7. Tap share The button at the bottom left of the screen.

Steps 4-7

8. Tap the labeled option printing On the share sheet.

9. Tap printer..

10. Select an AirPrint printer.

Steps 8-10

11. Set the print job by specifying the number of copies, color, media quality, and so on.

12. Tap printing..

13. Wait for the AirPrint printer to finish printing.

Steps 11-13

You can manage your print jobs by accessing the Print Center app through the App Switcher (swipe up from the bottom of the screen or House Press the button twice).

Alternatively, you can save the screenshot as a PDF. If you’re using an iPhone with iOS 15 or later printing Step options 9 (Without choosing a physical print), and you should be able to save it to File App. Alternatively, share and print the image to your Windows PC or Mac (via Airdrop or the Email app).

Sync text messages via iCloud and print on Mac

Unlike the iPhone, the macOS version of Messages can print both regular text and iMessage conversations in full. If you have a Mac, you’ll need to sign in to the Messages app with the same Apple ID as your iPhone (if you haven’t already) and activate iCloud Messages.

However, the printout does not show the contact’s name at the top of the page. If that matters, check the following:

1. Open setting Tap the iPhone app and tap Apple ID >> >> iCloud..Then check the switch next to it message Active.

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<p>2. Open <strong>message</strong> Select an app on your Mac and <strong>message</strong> >> >> <strong>Environmental setting</strong> Located in the menu bar.</p>
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<p>Switch to 3. <strong>iMessage</strong> tab.</p>
<p>4. Sign in to your Mac using the same Apple ID as your iPhone and activate the box next to it <strong>Effectiveness</strong> <strong>iCloud messages</strong>..</p>
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5. Wait for the message to sync from your iPhone to your Mac.

6. Select the conversation thread you want to print.

7. Scroll to the top to load the entire thread.

Conversation thread selected

8. Select File >> >> printing Located in the menu bar.

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<p>9. Select the printer, specify the print settings (number of copies, paper size, orientation, etc.), and then <strong>printing</strong> button. or, <strong>PDF</strong> Save the conversation as a PDF in the pull-down menu at the bottom.</p>
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Print button

Print message conversations on your iPhone using iMazing

If you plan to print a lot of conversations, or if you want to prepare a hard copy for proceedings in a proceeding, you can use an iTunes alternative called iMazing to help. However, it’s not free and costs $ 34.99 per license.

iMazing is primarily known for iPhone management and data recovery tools, but it can also quickly print text messages and attachments. You can print individual texts, messages between specific dates, and multiple conversations at the same time. You have the option to add contact details and a time stamp for each message. iMazing also allows you to print WhatsApp chats.

1. Download and install iMazing on your PC or Mac.

2. Open iMazing and connect your iPhone via a USB cable.Then unlock your iOS device and tap To give permission Also trust..

3. Select iPhone in the sidebar and message.. If you want to print WhatsApp messages WhatsApp Instead. iMazing will start making backups of iPhone data to local storage. Please wait for it to complete before continuing.

Steps 1-3

4. Select the conversation you want to print.. You can also select multiple conversations while holding down Control or Instructions key.Press and hold to print only a specific iMessage or SMS message Control/ /Instructions Highlight them. Alternatively, use the filter in the right corner of the screen to set the date range.

5. Select under Select the arrow at the top of the sidebar to View contact details When Show time for all messages Shows contact details and timestamps for all messages in the conversation.You can also choose View the original message of the reply The original message to be replied to is displayed in the print output.

Step 4-5

6. Specify the print settings (number of copies, paper size, orientation, etc.) and printing..

Print options window

Other third-party iPhone data management tools such as CopyTrans, iMobie and Decipher Tools also provide the ability to print iPhone text messages. Feel free to give it a try.

Select a method and start printing

We hope that the methods in this tutorial will help you print text messages on your iPhone. Sure, they aren’t the most convenient. But until Apple has included a dedicated print feature in its messaging app for the iPhone, there’s no choice but to get a copy in a difficult way (no puns intended).

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