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It often happens that you might need to print WhatsApp messages from iPhone, e.g. to present them as evidence in court. You might also want to turn your Whatsapp chat into a stylish book and present it as a gift.

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

Four simple steps to print WhatsApp 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 one of the sections below:

⭐ BONUS: I don’t have the messages on my iPhone ⭐

Are text messages admissible in court?

Print WhatsApp chat as an evidence!

Are text messages admissible in court? – Yes, they can be used as an evidence!

Of course, you can make screenshots on your iPhone by scrolling down the chat and capturing each screen individually.

To take a screenshot on iPhone models with Face ID:

Press the Side Button and the Volume Up button at the same time.

For iPhone models with Touch ID and Side button:

Press the Side button and the Home button at the same time.

how to take a screenshot on iPhone

👎 The downside of this method – you will have to delete some contacts from your Address Book in order to have the cell numbers displayed in WhatsApp chats.

This method sounds not bad, but even for a small chat, the process is really time-consuming.

That’s why we encourage you to use our CopyTrans Contacts to print a WhatsApp chat for court. The whole process comes down to just a few clicks! To print WhatsApp chat from iPhone:

Advantages of CopyTrans Contacts:

✔️ Transfer iPhone messages to PC in PDF, Word, Excel, TXT, CSV or HTML;
✔️ 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.

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:

    Download CopyTrans Contacts

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

  2. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable.

  3. 💡 Please wait until all your messages finish loading (the spinning wheel in the bottom-right corner should disappear). It may take quite a while, but only for the first time. On subsequent launches the program should run much faster.
    Stand by until the messages will load

    ❕ If your iPhone is encrypted, you may be asked for an iPhone backup password. What password?

  4. Click the speech bubble icon on the left-hand side of the main program window. You will see all your iPhone WhatsApp messages.
  5. Select WhatsApp (or SMS/iMessage, Viber, Line, Threema) from the Sources pane on top. Choose the conversations you want to back up.
  6. Select the WhatsApp chat to print

  7. Click Export Selected in the top left corner and decide which format suits you best. We recommend PDF, as it is the most suitable format for viewing and printing your messages.
    Choose the format for the WhatsApp chat

  8. The chat is now placed on your PC, with cell numbers of all participants clearly visible and a timestamp attached for each message: all court regulations observed.
    Export WhatsApp chat to computer and print it

  9. The only thing that is left to do is to actually print the chat. Use the shortcut Ctrl+P and hit Print.
    Use ctrl and P to print the chat

Good luck in court!

Print WhatsApp chat as a book

There are several online companies who can create a wonderful book from your WhatsApp conversations. They suggest that you forward your conversations by email directly, so they could print it asap.

👎 This method has a few major drawbacks, even though it is easy:

  • A long chat with photos and gifs can be too big to transfer by email;

  • If you care about your privacy, it is not recommended to disclose the contents of your message history to a third party;

  • You won’t be able to manually select the specific period or messages you want to include – it’s all or nothing;

  • You can try to edit your conversation and delete the unwanted parts, but it will definitely take a while.

That is why we recommend doing it by yourself with CopyTrans Contacts. Make a complete WhatsApp book with all your pictures & emojis.

  1. Download and install CopyTrans Contacts from the following page:

    Download CopyTrans Contacts

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

  2. Run CopyTrans Contacts and connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable.

  3. 💡 Please wait until all your messages finish loading (the spinning wheel in the bottom-right corner should disappear). It may take quite a while, but only for the first time. On subsequent launches the program should run much faster.
    Stand by until the messages will finish loading

    ❕ If your iPhone is encrypted, you may be asked for an iPhone backup password. What password?

  4. Click the speech bubble icon on the left-hand side of the main program window. You will see all your iPhone WhatsApp messages.
  5. Select WhatsApp (or SMS/iMessage, Viber, Line, Threema) from the Sources pane on top. Choose the conversations you want to back up.
  6. Go to Messages tab, select WhatsApp to print the chat

  7. Choose the conversations you want to back up. To export messages for a specific time period, click on the cogwheel symbol under the list of services and choose exact time frames:

  8. Save and print iPhone text messages for a certain period of time

  9. Click on “Export Selected” in the top left corner and decide which format suits you best. We recommend PDF or Web format for your book.
    Select the format you want to save your WhatsApp messages

  10. The WhatsApp chat is now on your computer, where you can click File and then Print.Use shortcut ctrl and P to print WhatsApp book

All that is left now is to bind the printed files and add a personal touch.

⭐ How to print WhatsApp messages ⭐

Print deleted WhatsApp messages

If you want to print the messages from your iPhone, but no longer have them on the device – we can help here, too. The messages may still be in a backup on or off your PC (in iCloud) – just waiting to be found and extracted!

For this purpose, we designed an application called CopyTrans Backup Extractor. It will automatically search for all local and iCloud backups and let you extract the data to your PC.

If you wish to give it a try, we have a step-by-step instruction on how to restore WhatsApp messages from iPhone.

CopyTrans Backup Extractor welcome screen


Hopefully, you have successfully found your messages and exported them in a printable format. If you experienced any difficulties exporting your messages – check out our troubleshooting guide.

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