How to print iPhone SMS/text messages on a PC
By: Johanna Parker
Posted In: iPhone Tips & Tutorials
Have you got some really important iPhone text messages that you want to print for your records? For example, you may want to print iPhone SMS conversions related to your business. There are several workaround to printing text messages from an iPhone.
When viewing the text messages on your iPhone, hit edit, select all the required messages, and then email them somewhere. But by following this approach, you will lose all the date/time information. Another way to accomplish this by taking a screenshot (press and release the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously) and email it to yourself. If it's a long conversation, you have to take multiple shots to capture the whole conversation.
iPhone SMS Transfer Program can also help you print iPhone text message on your PC effortlessly in no time. Check the following step-by-step guide:
Step 2: Launch the program and connect iPhone to PC
After installing the software, launch it and connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable. Program will automatically display all your iPhone SMS as shown in the following picture.
Step 3: To copy SMS from a single contact
Click on any particular contact to check all SMS records associated with that contact. Now, click “Copy” button, choose .MHT or HTML file format; these formats support print out (check step 4b and 4c) and click Next. You'll now need to click the "Start Copy" button and choose the file path to save iPhone SMS file on your hard drive. You can also copy selected SMS from iPhone to your computer.
Note: You can also transfer iPhone text messages to PC as a text and JPG (photo) format with this program.
Step 4: Print iPhone Text Messages
(a). To print iPhone SMS directly:
To print all messages of a particular contact, select that contact and click "Print" button as shown in the picture below:
(b). Open HTML file in your browser and print
Double click on the HTML to open it with your default browser, and then press CTRL+P (on a Windows PC) or Cmd-P (on a Mac) to print SMS messages off of your iPhone.
Tip: With the iOS 7 theme supported by the HTML file, you can print your text messages almost exactly they appear in your iPhone.
(c). Open .MHT file in internet explorer and print:
Right click on .MHT file and open it in IE. Now go to "tools" - print" and hit “Print” button or you can simply press CTRL+P. This is it, SMS will be printed out exactly they appear in an iPhone.
Note: You can also make use of this program to backup or copy iPhone SMS to computer as a .txt and .ants (editable) file format.