How to Print Text Messages from iPhone/Android

Want to print messages (SMS, iMessages) from your iPhone or Android? Keep reading to get 4 ways for printing text messages and event WhatsApp chats.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Aug. 26, 2021

Text messages on your iPhone or Android are sometimes very valuable and important. You may want to print them out for one of those reasons:

  • Want to make a backup of text messages on hand with paper materials.
  • Want to give the printed messages to a friend or someone as a gift.
  • Need to print messages from iPhone for court.

How to print text messages from your iPhone? You can try to save iPhone text messages to screenshots and then print them as photos by using AirPrint printer, or Email the text messages to your email account and print them from email. In this guide, we will show you 4 ways to print text messages as well as WhatsApp chats from both iPhone and Android devices, if you like a new & 1-click way to print All messages, please go to Part 1, or to print a single or several pieces of texts you can try Part 2 or 3.

1-Click Print Text Messages (SMS) and iMessages from iPhone

1. Print Text Messages from iPhone:

AnyTrans is an iPhone data manager that works on PC and Mac. With it, you can export text messages from iPhone to computer, or directly print out all your selected message conversations with a simple click.

AnyTrans – iPhone Data Manager

  • 1-click print text messages from iPhone.
  • 1-click export iPhone SMS/iMessage to PDF/TXT/HTML.
  • Export all messages like SMS, iMessages, message attachment, etc.
  • Export WhatsApp chats to computer and for print.

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1: Free Download AnyTrans . Run & install it. Then connect your iPhone to the computer with its USB cable.

Step 2: In Device Manager, choose Messages.

Choose Messages Tab

Choose Messages Tab

Note: If you find nothing after clicking Messages, this means you haven’t created the backup on your iPhone and AnyTrans can’t read your iPhone’s messages. You just need to create one. In the same window, you will find a note at the bottom, says: “You Haven’t backed up your device on this computer. Please click the button below to create a full backup. Back Up Now”. Just click on “Back Up Now”, then you will see all the messages on your iPhone after this process finishes.

Step 3: Select the message conversations you want to print > Click Print.

Send Messages to PC or Print iPhone Messages

Send Messages to PC or Print iPhone Messages

Step 4: Confirm the messages that you need to print > Then Click Print Now.

You can also view the video to see how to print text messages from iPhone using AnyTrans:

Bonus Tip: Print WhatsApp Messages from iPhone:

AnyTrans also helps backup and exporting WhatsApp (as well as Line and Viber messages) to the computer in HTML file, and you can print them from your computer too. Firstly, Download AnyTrans and run it.

Step 1. Choose Social Messages Manager, and click WhatsApp. You will see three options: Backup, Restore, and iPhone to iPhone. Click on Backup to make a backup of your WhatsApp messages on the computer.

Select WhatsApp to Back Up

Select WhatsApp to Back Up

Step 2. Choose whether you want to set a backup password and click Next.

Enable Backup Encryption and Continue

Enable Backup Encryption and Continue

Step 3. AnyTrans will start backup your WhatsApp messages to the computer. When it’s done, click View to see them on your computer, and now you can print them from your computer.

How to Print iPhone/Android Text messages with Email

You can copy the text messages one by one and past them to your email content, or add the attachments of the screenshots of your text messages. Then send yourself an email, and go to your computer, and find the email you just sent and then print the messages you need. Follow the steps below to know how to print text messages from iPhone with Email:

Step 1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone, and find the message threads you want to print.

Step 2. Long press the message you want to print and you will see the Copy option, and copy the message you need.

Step 3. Open the Mail app on your iPhone and start a new mail, and copy your messages and paste to draft a new mail.

Step 4. Enter your Email address on the computer, and check the messages you sent. Then you can print it from the computer.

If you have an AirPrint-enabled printer, you can open the messages you need to print and click the Share button which may look like an arrow. Then choose the Print option to print now.

Print Messages from Email

Print Messages from Email

Print Messages from iPhone or Android  for Free by Screenshot

If you only have a few text messages to print, you can try to take screenshots of the message conversations and save the photo to your Photos app on iPhone or Android.

On an iPhone, you can try Apple’s AirPrint service, it’s easy to print full-quality photos and documents from your iPhone without having to install additional software (drivers).

  • Make sure that your printer supports AirPrint.
  • Make sure that your iPhone and your printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Here is how to print your iPhone text messages with screenshots use AirPrint:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone, and select the message screenshots you want to print, tap on the share button which looks like a blue up arrow.
  2. Find the Print option and tap on it o print the text message screenshots.
  3. Choose the number of copies or other options you want to print.
  4. Tap Print in the upper-right corner.

    Print Text Messages with Screentshot

    Print Text Messages with Screenshot

If you don’t have an AirPrint-Enabled printer,  you can also transfer those screenshots photos to computer and print them.

Or you can try Google Cloud Print, which will help you print photos on your phone without connecting to a computer.

1-Click Export and Print Text Messages from Android Phone

For Android users, you can use AnyDroid to export text messages from Android to the computer, and then print them out. AnyDroid is an Android data manager with it you can easily transfer, backup, and manage messages on Android phones. Here is how to use it to help you print text messages from Android:

Step 1. You can download AnyDroid on your computer. And connect your phone to the computer via Wi-Fi or USB cable. 

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. Choose Device Manager and select Messages.

How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung to Computer – Step 2

How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung to Computer – Step 2

Step 3. Select messages you want to print and click the Send to PC or Mac button on the top right corner.

How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung to Computer – Step 3

How to Transfer Text Messages from Samsung to Computer – Step 3

The Bottom Line

As you can see, it is enough easy to export and print text messages from iPhone or Android with AnyTrans or AnyDroid, you can make it in a few minutes. Except for exporting and printing text messages from iPhone, they also can help you export other iOS content, like Contacts, Photos, Music, Videos, Notes, etc. In the end, welcome any comment here to share your experience on printing out messages with AnyTrans. And now free download AnyTrans on your PC or Mac and start to export iPhone messages.

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