4 Free Ways to Print Text Messages from iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/SE

“I need to print a bunch of text messages off my iPhone 6. Is there any software that will let me do that? Any help would be appreciated.”


Ever have important text messages on your iPhone 6, 6s, 6s Plus or iPhone SE/7/8/X that you just want to print out? Though there is presently no way to print directly from your Apple iPhone, there are some easy solutions that helps you do it:
1)Take a Screenshot. Open the text message and then press and release the “Home” and “Sleep/Wake” buttons at the same time. Email the image to yourself to be printed, but you’ll have to do this repeatedly for long conversations.
2)Copy and Paste. Open the message thread that you want to print, tap “Edit”, select all of the messages, then copy and paste them into an email. You can email it to yourself for printing, but you will lose all the date/time information.

Workaround Solutions:
-Free iPhone Backup Extractor
-iPhone Data Transfer

Option 1: Free iPhone Backup Extractor

If you want to not only print a complete text message conversion from your iPhone, but also keep the date/time information, you should make use of third-party applications to accomplish this. Program such as Free iPhone Backup Extractor detects any iTunes backup file for iPhone X,8, 7, SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5, 4s, etc on your computer, and allows you to extract text messages from the backup and then print iPhone text messages.

Free iTunes Backup Extractor Free iTunes Backup Extractor for Mac

To get started, you must have the latest iTunes installed on your computer. Then connect your iPhone to the computer to create a backup with iTunes. If you have recently backed up iPhone to iTunes, you can skip this, and directly into the following steps.

Easy guide to print text messages from iPhone backup on PC:

  1. Run the freeware, select the iTunes backup file of your iPhone and then click “Next” to continue.
  2. Select “Messages” from the listed file types and tap “Next” to begin scanning text messages in the backup.
  3. After the scan, preview the found messages in detail and click “Print” to print text messages from iPhone.

4 Free Ways to Print Text Messages from iPhone

Option 2: iPhone Data Transfer

Another workable solution is using iPhone Data Transfer – an all-in-one data transfer tool for mobile devices. By using it, you can easily export your wanted text messages from iPhone to computer with all details, including names, phone numbers, sent/received date, etc. Your iPhone texts will be saved in HTML format for easy viewing and printing.

Simple Steps to Export iPhone SMS Messages to PC for Printing
Once you download this iPhone SMS transfer/backup tool on computer and install it, you can easily print iPhone text messages by following the 3 steps below. Please note that you should have iTunes installed, but you don’t need to run it.

  1. Run iPhone SMS Transfer on your computer and tap on “Backup Your Phone” to enter the backup window.
  2. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable, select “SMS” and choose the backup location.
  3. Click on “Start Copy”, your iPhone texts will be saved in HTML file. Open it in your browser and print out your wanted messages.

Export iPhone SMS Messages to PC for Printing

That’s all about how to print text messages from iPhone with the help of third-party tools. If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact us via support@jihosoft.com.