How to Print Text Messages From iPhone for Court Free

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Text messages can play a vital role as evidence in a court case. However, printing out text messages from an iPhone can be a challenge for many individuals.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of printing text messages from your iPhone for court purposes, without any additional costs. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Backup Your iPhone

Before proceeding with printing the text messages, it is crucial to backup your iPhone to ensure that no data is lost during the process. To backup your device:

  1. Connect your iPhone to a computer using a USB cable.
  2. Open iTunes or Finder, depending on your computer’s operating system.
  3. Select your device when it appears in iTunes or Finder.
  4. Click on “Back Up Now” to create a backup of your iPhone data.
  5. Wait for the backup process to complete before moving on to the next step.

Step 2: Export Text Messages From iPhone

To export text messages from your iPhone, we will be using a third-party software called iExplorer. Follow these steps:

  1. Download and install iExplorer on your computer from their official website (
  2. Launch iExplorer, and connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
  3. Select your iPhone from the list of devices in iExplorer.
  4. Navigate to “Data” > “Messages”.
  5. Select the text messages you want to print by holding down the “Ctrl” key (or “Command” key on Mac) and clicking on each message.
  6. Click on the “Export” button in iExplorer and choose a location to save the exported text messages.

Step 3: Convert Text Messages to PDF

Now that we have exported the text messages, we need to convert them into a printable format, such as PDF. Follow these steps:

  1. Open a web browser, and search for an online SMS to PDF converter.
  2. Select a reputable converter from the search results.
  3. Upload the exported text messages file from step 2 to the converter website.
  4. Select “PDF” as the output format.
  5. Click on “Convert”, and wait for the conversion process to complete.
  6. Download the converted PDF file to your computer.

Step 4: Print Text Messages From iPhone for Court Free

We are now ready to print the text messages in PDF format. Follow these final steps:

  1. Locate and open the downloaded PDF file.
  2. Select “Print”, either from the File menu or by pressing “Ctrl + P” (or “Command + P” on Mac).
  3. Select your printer, adjust any necessary print settings, such as page orientation or number of copies.
  4. Click on “Print” to start printing your text messages.
  5. Wait for the printing process to complete, and collect the printed text message copies.

Congratulations! You have successfully printed text messages from your iPhone for court purposes, without any additional costs. Remember to keep the printed copies safe as evidence.+


It is essential to consult with legal counsel regarding the admissibility and requirements of presenting digital evidence in court. Additionally, make sure to follow all applicable laws and regulations throughout the process.

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