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Whether you’re printing text messages to present evidence in a court case or simply to reread them later, you’ve come to the rigtht place. Let us tell you a thing or two about how to print text messages from iPhone.

Can text messages be used in court? – Yes, text messages can be used in court!

In this article, we explain how to print text messages from iPhone for court or for other purposes, even if you don’t have the conversation on your iPhone anymore!

Learn how to print text messages from iPhone with dates and times, attachments, emojis and voice messages.

Four simple steps to print messages with CopyTrans Contacts:

  1. Connect your device to PC.
  2. Select the conversation you wish to print.
  3. Save the conversation in PDF.
  4. Print the PDF file.

Choose what suits your needs:


Can text messages be used in court

Those of you who need to print text or Whatsapp messages from iPhone might be wondering if they can be used in court. Yes, text messages can be used in court as an evidence.

However, there are some requirements for the printed evidence:

  • The cell number of all chat participants should be clearly displayed

  • There should be a time stamp next to each message

Of course, you can make screenshots on your iPhone by scrolling down the chat and capturing each screen individually, but even for a small chat, the process is really time-consuming.

We suggest that you use CopyTrans Contacts to print text messages for court, here are ⭐5 good reasons⭐:

Advantages of CopyTrans Contacts:

✔️ Transfer iPhone messages to PC in a form appropriate for use in court;
✔️ Save all attachments like photos, videos, GIFs, voice messages in a separate folder;
✔️ Export messages for a specific time period;
✔️ Back up messages in a few clicks;
✔️ Enjoy an easy-to-use, intuitive interface.

Download CopyTrans Contacts

Here are some favourable reviews of our customers who have successfully used CopyTrans Contacts to print messages from iPhone and present them as evidence in court:

Can text messages be used in court


Print text messages from iPhone

Here is a full guide. Follow the steps:

  1. First, we need a tool to read and save text messages. Download CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:

    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 your device to your PC with a USB cable. Wait until the program downloads text messages from iPhone.

  4. Let your iPhone data load and click on the speech bubble icon on the left-hand side of the main program window. You will see all your iPhone text messages. Select SMS/iMessage (or WhatsApp, Viber, Line if you need a conversation from there) from the Sources pane on the top.
    Print text messages from iPhone
    Note: Please refer to this troubleshooting article if you don’t see the iPhone text messages in CopyTrans Contacts.

  5. To export messages for a specific period, click on the cogwheel symbol under the list of services and choose exact time frames: Export messages in PDF for a certain period

  6. In the Messages pane, select the dialogues to print. You can choose specific messages in the main working area on the right.
    To print text messages from iPhone, click Export selected. Export specific conversations in PDF

  7. Next, choose a format for message export. Word, Plain-text, Excel, or PDF are the best formats for printing text messages. Export messages for printing

    The PDF format is also great if you want to enjoy conversations with emojis, like this one: print text messages

  8. The program will download all the text messages to your PC in the format of your choice (we chose Word). To view iPhone messages on PC, open the folder with the contact name and double-click on the Word file.

    Saved iPhone text message in Word

  9. To print your iPhone SMS text messages, open the corresponding Word file. In Microsoft Word: File → Print, then click Print.How to print a text message

Here is how to print out text messages from iPhone with the help of CopyTrans Contacts. Easy, right?


How to print text messages from iPhone

Print deleted messages

If you can’t find the conversation you need, try searching your backups! There is a chance that it had been automatically backed up to iTunes or iCloud. You don’t need an iPhone to perform a check: just your PC and CopyTrans Backup Extractor:

Download CopyTrans Backup Extractor

  1. Install and run the program. It will automatically find and display all iPhone backups on your computer, sorted by date.
    NOTE: If you can’t see the backup you need, it can be in iCloud. Let CopyTrans Backup Extractor сheck it for you: click iCloud Backups.
  2. How to print deleted text messages from iPhone

  3. Select the backup containing the conversation.
  4. CopyTrans Backup Extractor interface

  5. Click on Messages and press Extract.
  6. Extracting messages from an iPhone backup file

  7. Select the destination folder.

Here you go! Your messages are waiting in the chosen folder, ready to be printed.


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