By Dylan / Last update February 3, 2020

The Need to Print Text Messages from iPhone

Although there are quite a few chatting apps that can let us get in touch with others, the traditional messages always occupy a place. Apple always adds new features to the Message app along with each upgrade and makes your iMessage experience more fun. The conversations contain various information, and now for the following reasons you want to print text messages from iPhone:

● The conversation means a lot to you, so you want to print it out on paper to back up.

● You want to give the printed messages as a memories booklet to friends/loved one.

● Need to present text messages as convincing evidence in a court for legal purposes.

Whatever the reason, here in this guide, we will introduce you three different methods to help you print out text messages from iPhone. If you only need to print a few texts, try Method 1 or Method 2. If you need to print dozens or hundreds of messages, with all the information, such as sent messages, received messages, contact's name and number, dates and times, then Method 3 is the way to go.

Method 1. Print Text Messages from iPhone via Screenshots

If you want to print full chat content with all the important details, including the contact info, the date and time, emojis, then you can take a screenshot of everything on the iPhone screen and print it out. This method is a good choice if you have only a few conversions to print out, now let’s start to see the detailed steps.

Preparation: It will use the AirPrint to help you print the messages, Please make sure your printer supports AirPrint. Then connect your iPhone and printer to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 1. Go to the text conversion on your iPhone and then take a screenshot:

- For iPhone X and later, you should press the Side button and the Volume up button at the same time.

- For iPhone 8 and earlier, you should press the Top or Side button and the Home button at the same time.

If you want it to reveal each message’s time stamp, please slide left on the screen. Refer to this Apple Guide if you have any problem when taking a screenshot.

Step 2. Open the Photos app and find the screenshot you just take before. You can select multiple screenshots together and tap the share button which looks like a blue up arrow.

Step 3. Find and tap the Print option to print out your text messages.

It’s simple enough to print out text messages from iPhone via screenshots. If you have no AirPrint-enabled printer at hand, you can try to send yourself an email with a screenshot accessory and open the email on your computer to print the messages.

Method 2. Print Text Messages from iPhone through Email

If there is no need to print text messages with contact info or time/date stamps, that’s to say, only print out the words, then you can try to print text messages from iPhone through email. Still, this method is not the best if you want to print plenty of messages because you should copy and paste messages one by one.

Step 1. Open the Message app and go to the conversation that you want to print.

Step 2. Tap and hold the message you want to print. Tap the Copy option to save the message to the clipboard. You can select multiple text messages at the same time.

Step 3. Open the Mail app on your iPhone and start a new mail. Long press the message body and select the Paste option to copy the messages.

Step 4. Enter your email address and send the email.

Step 5. Open the received mail and tap the Share button that looks like an arrow. Choose the Print option to make it. If you do not have a AirPrint-enabled printer, you can check the mail on your computer and print it from your computer.

Method 3. Print Text Messages from iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper

If you need to print dozens or hundreds of messages from iPhone, then there is no better way than to first transfer the messages to computer and then print it out. You will need a USB cable and iPhone to computer transfer app.

To easily transfer messages from iPhone to computer, try AOMEI MBackupper. You can first preview and then select the SMS, iMessages, message attachment, etc. to transfer for to your PC. It supports most iPhone models from iPhone 4 to iPhone 11 and perfectly compatible with the latest iOS 13.

It also supports transferring photos, contacts, etc. to PC if you also want to print them out. Well, now let’s start to see how to print out text messages from iPhone with AOMEI MBackupper.

Step 1. Download, install and launch AOMEI MBackupper > Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable > Tap Trust This Computer on your iPhone.

Step 2. Click Custom Backup option > Unselect the other data you do not need to transfer.


Step 3. Click Messages > Preview and select the messages you need and click the OK button.

Select Messages

Step 4. Click the Start Backup button and it will start the transfer.


Step 5. Check the transferred messages on your computer and then print them out through the connected printer.


That’s all for how to print out text messages from iPhone. If you only need to print a few messages, then you can take screenshots and print the images or send yourself an email with copied messages. If you want to print out a lot of messages, then you should export the messages from iPhone and print the transferred messages from computer. AOMEI MBackupper can help you easily make it. Just give it a try by yourself!