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This guide demonstrates a quick and easy way to save iPhone text messages to a Word document using an app called CopyTrans Contacts. The method below works for any type of iPhone messages such as SMS, iMessage, WhatsApp, Viber and Line conversations and with all iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch models.

Saving iPhone SMS as Word documents is a great way to edit or print text messages on your computer.

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Back up iPhone text messages to Word

  1. Download CopyTrans Contacts on the computer Download CopyTrans Contacts

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

  3. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect the device. CopyTrans Contacts will start loading your iPhone text messages. To access the iPhone messages, click on the speech-bubble icon on the left-hand side pane.
    Warning: please don’t cancel the loading. Wait until the process is finished.

  4. Choose iPhone text messages that you wish to save as a Word document. If you would like to save all your iPhone messages at once, check the box next to “Messages”. Backup text messages on iPhone to Word document

    TIP: If you don’t see the messages in the main program window, please have a look at the troubleshooting tips.

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

  6. Now, click on the “Export selected” button.Save your iPhone texts on PC in .doc

  7. Select “Word (multiple .doc files)” from the new window. iphone sms export to word document

  8. At this stage you may also choose some other file format like Web page format for the highest degree of interactivity with your backed up iPhone messages. We recommend Word format for editing your messages. PDF format is the best for archiving or printing your SMS. Also use PDF if you want to see all the emojis used in your conversations.

  9. Choose the computer destination where to save the iPhone text message Word files. If unsure where to save, select the Desktop. Click OK. choose location on pc to save iphone messages to microsoft word

  10. The iPhone text messages are now saved in the individual Word *.doc files at the desired PC location. Save your text messages to word and edit

  11. You can open a text message with Microsoft Word by double-clicking on the Word file. Now you can print text messages from iPhone for court

Restore text messages to iPhone

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

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

CopyTrans Contacts helps you back up iPhone text messages to Word quickly and efficiently. Now that you’ve saved your texts to PC, you can print or edit them freely.

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