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Bsample Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 23, 2012 2:06 PM

Need to print old text messages for a court case. How can I do this?

iPhone 4
  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,300 points)
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    Feb 23, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to Bsample)

    I think there maybe an app that you can use to do that.

     

    but you can also take a snap shot of your text then email it to yourself and then print it out.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (53,175 points)
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    Feb 23, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to Bsample)

    You can take screen shots and email the pictures to your computer for printing, or purchase 3rd party software such as PhoneView (mac) or Touch Copy (pc and mac) to copy the entire conversation from your phone for printing.

  • Christoph65 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 1, 2012 10:09 PM (in response to Bsample)

    Choose the text message you need, tap on the "edit" tab;  tap on the specific tests you want included and tap on the "Forward" button on the bottom right then email it to yourself or anyone you want to send it.

  • ED3K Level 4 Level 4 (1,760 points)
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    May 1, 2012 11:37 PM (in response to Christoph65)

    Forwarding will only forward texts to another iMessage/text contact. not an email.

  • alianaldv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 4:11 PM (in response to ED3K)

    It does work if you put an email, I've done it.

  • Daboomda54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 9:10 PM (in response to alianaldv)

    I tried that. It copied it all but it was one continual message. It didnt read as a conversation and did not post who from or time and date stamp. It will not work in court because you can go to documents, type whatever you want, and then copy it

  • iOSGuy2012 Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 9:36 PM (in response to Daboomda54)

    You will have to sift through the messages and seperate them when doing that.

  • iOSGuy2012 Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 9:37 PM (in response to Daboomda54)

    Also think about it this way... Pictures show that the messages are not "altered" in any way.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,465 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:40 AM (in response to Daboomda54)

    Daboomda54 wrote:

     

    I tried that. It copied it all but it was one continual message. It didnt read as a conversation and did not post who from or time and date stamp. It will not work in court because you can go to documents, type whatever you want, and then copy it

    As noted above, try the computer apps PhoneView (Mac) or TouchCopy (Mac & PC):

     

     

    http://www.ecamm.com/mac/phoneview/

     

     

    http://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/index.php

     

    I use PhoneView and it includes time/date stamp for every message. I export to PDF.

  • roonieMoe Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Apr 4, 2013 4:13 AM (in response to Bsample)

    In most cases, you would need to use a paid thirdparty tool to export and then print your iPhone text messages on your computer. If you have a low amount of messages you want to print you can also take printscreens of each message, then transfer the photos to your computer and print from there. This and more methods of printing iPhone text messages here: How to print iPhone text messages?

  • ankervictor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 30, 2013 1:48 AM (in response to Bsample)

    If you are a Mac guy, check out PhoneView. It does a whole bunch of awesome things including letting you export SMS and MMS messages to your Mac so you can do whatever you want with them.

    Next, just paste it in an email to yourself with copy/paste. Bring up you email via the HTML file then print texts on iPhone on PC.

    It's worked pretty well for me.

  • Dank001 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 14, 2013 11:29 PM (in response to Bsample)

    I have a long SMS Text conversation that I really need print from my iPhone 4. Is there any way for me to do this? I know I can send the actual text by clicking "edit" and then selecting all the messages, and then emailing them somewhere, but when you do that, you lose all the date/time information.

     

    I researched prior thread posts and found one from last year that said this wasn't possible, but I find that hard to believe.

     

    Help me Obe Wan Kenobe, you're my only hope...

  • aniversareirry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 4:37 AM (in response to Bsample)

    If you want to print out the text messages of iPhone, first of all, you should backed them up on your computer or Mac, thus you get an direct access to your messages and you are capable to take the next steps to print them out.

     

    Er……This is my own opinion about it, however, I have printed my own iPhone messages successfully in this way!

     

    Hope it helps!

     

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  • demibear Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 7:26 PM (in response to ankervictor)

    ankervictor wrote:

     

    If you are a Mac guy, check out PhoneView. It does a whole bunch of awesome things including letting you export SMS and MMS messages to your Mac so you can do whatever you want with them.

    Next, just paste it in an email to yourself with copy/paste. Bring up you email via the HTML file then print texts from iPhone on PC.

    It's worked pretty well for me.

    With some tips above, some texts cannot be found, how can i find them to print out.

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