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When it comes to exporting iPhone SMS, iMessages, WhatsApp, Viber or Line chats, CopyTrans Contacts is right here for you. No matter what you are about to do with your messages, will you print them or just look through. But it’s really convenient to get your messages in PDF format.

The steps below demonstrate an easy method to save iPhone messages and convert them to PDF so that you can readily print, share and view them away from the iPhone. This is especially useful for legal purposes as evidence in court but also for anyone who wants to keep track of and archive their private or business conversations. Let’s begin.

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Let’s export iPhone messages and convert them to PDF

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the page below: Download CopyTrans Contacts

  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Contacts, please refer to this article.

  3. Start CopyTrans Contacts and connect the iPhone which messages you want to export. CopyTrans Contacts loads the iPhone contents in the main program window.

  4. Choose the speech bubble icon on the left. Once you see the iPhone messages appear, choose a source “SMS/iMessage”, “WhatsApp”, “Viber” or “Line” from the “Sources” pane on top. Select the message threads you wish to export. To export all conversations, check the box next to “Messages” on top of the list. To begin the transfer, click “Export selected”. export your iPhone messages

    Note: If you don’t see the messages in the main program window, please have a look at this article.

  5. To export messages for the specific period, click on a cogwheel symbol under a list of services and choose the exact time frame. Save and print iPhone text messages for a certain period of time

  6. From the popup, choose “PDF (multiple .pdf files)”. Choose PDF format to export your messages

  7. Browse to the PC location where to export the selected text messages then click “OK”. Browse to the folder and click OK

  8. PDF format is the best for archiving or printing your SMS. Also use PDF to enjoy emojis conversations like the one in the screenshot below. Export messages to pdf

  9. Your iPhone messages are now saved in PDF format.

Restore messages to iPhone

If you’d like to restore just messages from a backup, use CopyTrans Shelbee Custom restore option.Restore messages only

Try Custom restore in CopyTrans Shelbee to transfer just the data you need

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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.