How to Print Text Messages from iPhone

September 28 2017 00:31 am/ Post By Jeffrey to iOS Recovery

"My husband need all the SMS messages on his iPhone 7 as evidence for a dispute. How can I print them out with dates and times? After searching the Internet, I found no programs works." - Louis


Do you meet the same problem as Louis? Don't worry. No matter why you want to print out your iPhone text messages, there are always some suitable ways for you. In this article, we are going to present you with the top three ones.


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Method 1: Print SMS from iPhone by Taking Screenshots

Method 2: Print Text Messages from iPhone by Email

Method 3: Print iPhone Messages (SMS, MMS, iMessages) Fully and Flexibly


Method 1: Print SMS from iPhone by Taking Screenshots

If you just have few messages to print, you can use this method.

  1. Go to "Messages" app on your iPhone. Open the chat you want to print.

  2. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the side of your iPhone, then press and release the Home button immediately. This will take a screenshot of the messages.

  3. Back to your Camera Roll, find the screenshot, tap the "Share" button and choose "Print" icon to begin the printing.


Method 2: Print Text Messages from iPhone by Email

  1. Open the "Messages" app. Then go to the thread you want to email.

  2. Tap and hold a message until a dialogue box with "Copy" and "More..." appears. Hit "More...".

  3. Select multiple messages you need. After that, tap the small curly arrow in the right bottom.

  4. Input an email address into "To:" Finally tap "Send"

  5. All the messages you forwarded will appear in your email as a "plain-text" email attachment. Preview, open and print the attachment.


Method 3: Print iPhone Messages (SMS, MMS, iMessages) Fully and Flexibly

If you need to print all the messages or a bunch of messages on your iPhone in readable format with dates and times. You'd better choose this method. Yolisoft iPhone Data Recovery is a powerful program you can use to export messages from your iPhone to PC/Mac as PDF, HTML, etc. All the printed messages will be displayed the same as on your phone. 


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Besides, it can extract messages from your iTunes/iCloud backup. Even if you deleted important threads by mistake, the program can help you find them back. All the iPhone models are supported, including the latest iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone X, iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone 6S (Plus), iPhone 6 (Plus), iPhone SE/5S/5/4S, etc.


  1. Run the program and connect iPhone to computer.

  2. After your phone is identified, hit "Scan" button.

  3. When the scan finishes, all your existing and deleted iPhone messages including MMS and iMessages will be shown.

  4. Check the messages you need, click on the Printer icon on the top right corner to print them out or recover.

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Tips: If you want to print text messages that are contained in one of your iTunes or iCloud backup, simply select "Recover from iTunes Backup File" or "Recover from iCloud Backup File" once you run the program. Then follow the prompted steps to proceed.