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How to Print Text Messages from iPhone/Android for Court?

Sending text messages is a very common way we communicate with others. We should also mention a lot of interesting, private, and serious information in the text message. In the past, we discussed how to back up iPhone text messages and how to back up Android phone text messages to prevent data loss and there are many ways to choose. But now you may need to print these text message conversations on paper as evidence in court. So, how do I print text messages for court from an Android phone or iPhone?

This article describes several ways to help you print out text messages for court from your Android phone or iPhone with information includes: sent messages, received messages, contact name and number, date and time, and more. You can look at them one by one and try the way that you think is best for you.

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Part 1: How to Print Text Messages from iPhone for Court
1.1: Transfer iPhone SMS to Computer for Printing with iOS Assistant
1.2: Forward iPhone Text Messages to Your Email Account for Printing
1.3: Take iPhone Screenshots and Print Out Messages as Images
Part 2: How to Print Text Messages from Android for Court
2.1: How to Print out Text Messages for Court from Android with Android Assistant
2.2: How to Print Text Messages from Android for Court Using SMS Backup+

Part 1: How to Print Text Messages from iPhone for Court

Millions of people use iPhones everyday, and text message is also a common way for them to communicate with their friends, families and colleagues. Sometimes, these text messages become important mementos used for your life, work, study and even a piece of evidence for court. Then, how to print text messages from iPhone for court free? Next, we are going to share you with three different methods you can print text messages from iPhone for legal purposes.

1.1: Transfer iPhone SMS to Computer for Printing with iOS Assistant

Things you need:

- An iPhone with text messages,
- A computer (PC/Mac),
- Coolmuster iOS Assistant.

iOS Assistant is developed by Coolmuster team, which can help you transfer text messages from iPhone XS Max/XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6 to computer (PC/Mac) and then you can print them out as you need. Why you choose iOS Assistant?

1. iOS Assistant is able to transfer text messages from iPhone to PC or Mac within a few clicks.
2. iOS Assistant can export iPhone text messages to html format, which is suitable for printing.
3. iOS Assistant is 100% safe and green. You do not need to worry about any data loss or information leakage issues.

Just download and install the program and follow the tutorial below to see how to use iOS Assistant to print text messages for court from iPhone.

Tips: Make sure you have installed the latest iTunes on your computer before you launch iOS Assistant, so that the program can detect your iPhone successfully. However, you don't need to run iTunes during the transfer.

Step 1: Launch the Program and Connect iPhone to the Computer.

After you have downloaded and installed the iOS Assistant, launch it and connect your iPhone to the same computer. Once connected, the program interface will show like this below.

run ios assistant

Step 2: Download Text Messages from iPhone to PC Selectively

Highlight the "Messages" icon on the left panel, preview and choose the message you'd like to transfer. Then, tap on "Export" button from the top menu and choose an output folder to save the transferred text messages.

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Once the transfer is complete, all text messages you have selected will be transferred to your computer and saved in HTML format. Now you can connect the printer to your computer and print the HTML file onto paper.

Check the video to see more details on how to transfer messages from iPhone to computer.

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1.2: Forward iPhone Text Messages to Your Email Account for Printing

If you don't want to install third-party program, you can choose to use email to save messages from the iPhone to the computer. Below are the detailed steps on how to print text messages for court from iPhone by using email.

Step 1: Turn on Messages app and select one text message conversation.

Go to your "Messages" app on iPhone, find one conversation you would like to print and keep pressing on it until there is a list of options appears. Just choose the "More..." option and you can select more messages by ticking the messages.

 email text messages for printing

Step 2: Email the iPhone messages to computer.

After selecting, you will see a blue arrow, which means "Share", in the lower right corner. Click that blue arrow and enter your email address at the receiver. Then sign in the same email account on your computer, find the email you just sent and download the messages on the computer.

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1.3: Take iPhone Screenshots and Print Out Messages as Images

We can also capture text messages on the iPhone screen and print them out as images. This method sounds easy. But with this method, you need to spend a lot of time, because you have to take the screenshots one by one, if the conversation is particularly long, it will be very patience. And these screenshots will take up your phone's storage. Now let's see how to print the SMS on the iPhone step by step by taking screenshot.

Step 1: Open the "Messages" app and go to the text message you want to print.

Step 2: Press the Power and Home button at the same time to take screenshot. Please note that the buttons used in the screenshots may be different for different iPhone models.

Step 3: After the screenshot is successful, you can go to the "Photos" app on the iPhone to view the screenshot. Select these images and send them directly to the printer.

take iphone screenshot

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Part 2: How to Print Text Messages from Android for Court

The same as iPhone, the text messages on the Android phone must be valuable and important to you too. So you are looking for ways to back them up, and even print out to onto paper so as to provide powerful evidence in court. Then, how to print text messages from Android for court? In the following, we will introduce you two ways for you to choose.

2.1: How to Print out Text Messages for Court from Android with Android Assistant

Coolmuster Android Assistant is the most popular Android data management software in the market. It works perfectly to transfer text messages, as well as other Android data like contacts, photos, videos, music, apps, call logs, books, etc.,from Android cell phone to computer in an easy way. The main features of the software are as following:

1. Android Assistant can export text messages to XML, CSV, BAK, html and Text format, in which HTML and Text file are both suitable for printing.
2. Android Assistant empowers you with the full ability to manage your Android files on computer (Mac or Windows) directly.
3. Android Assistant is easy to use. Everyone can handle it without any special technology.
4. Android Assistant is compatible with overall Android devices, including Huawei, Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, etc.

Download the trail version of Android Assistant to have a try. Follow the detailed illustrated guide in the below to see how to print out text messages for court from Android phone by using this program.

Step 1. Run the program and link your Android phone

To start with, you should run the Android Assistant and use a USB cable to connect your Android phone to the computer. The program will automatically detect your Android phone and show its detailed information in the main interface. You need to enable USB debugging on your phone firstly.

run android assistant

Step 2. Export text messages from Android to computer

All files in your phone will be displayed in the left menu bar. Just choose the "SMS" from the left and preview all the scanned out messages in details. Mark the text messages you want to copy to your computer and then press the "Export" button on the top menu. You can choose HTML or Text as the output format.

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Once all the text messages are transferred from Android to computer as HTML or Text file, you can print them out to a piece of paper via a local printer.

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2.2: How to Print Text Messages from Android for Court Using SMS Backup+

Android users can also use third-party applications such as SMS Backup+ to print text messages. It allows anyone to automatically back up SMS and MMS messages on Android phones. You can find this software in the Google Play store. However, it's important to note that before you start using this app, you need to make sure you have enabled IMAP for your Gmail account.

Here's how to use SMS Backup+ to print text messages for court from Android phone. First, you need to open the IMAP preferences in your Gmail account, and then follow the steps below.

Step 1. Find SMS Backup + in the Google Play Store and install it on your Android phone.

Step 2. Select "connect" and enter your Gmail account information.

Step 3. Select "backup".

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Step 4. Open your Gmail account, check the backed up SMS, and print it out for legal purposes.

Q: Can text messages be used as court evidence?

Many people ask if these printed iMessages, SMS and WhatsApp conversations can really be used as legal evidence. Here, we need to affirm that although we provide a variety of ways to show how to print out text messages for court, we cannot guarantee that the court will recognize them. We don't know the details of each case. Therefore, it is best to consult your lawyer first. In addition, it is best not to place your hopes on the content of the message, and not to use it as the sole evidence. As long as other evidence is collected to support it, the odds can be guaranteed.

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