Help printing 2 year text history

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  1. Bakes7 macrumors newbie

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    I’m in urgent need of a way to export my last 2 years of text history between me and just one other person. Is there an app you all would recommend for that, or another process? Everything I’ve googled hasn’t worked. The help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    Lots of screenshots.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G4

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  4. Bakes7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean on a Mac? I’m trying to get the messages from my cell phone without having to do screenshots. It took me two hours to go back 6 months and then I didn’t hit the screen right and it sent me back to the bottom/most recent to start all over agin.
     
  5. deep1 macrumors regular

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    Easiest way on iPhone would be to select a msg, click on more, select multiple message and forward that way you can copy whole conversation but you would have to start from bottom each time ( depending on the limit on msgs you can select)
     
  6. Julien macrumors G4

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    Just that. Here is a Copy/Paste from Messages to Notes.

    Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 12.12.41 PM.png Screen Shot 2018-05-01 at 12.15.28 PM.png
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    If you have a Mac, you can have Messages on the Mac just as you can your iOS devices.

    Then you can copy/paste onto a document.
     
  8. saudor macrumors 6502a

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    You can use things like iMazing and iExplorer
     
  9. bradbomb macrumors 6502

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    On a mac though, you would have definitely needed to login to your iCloud account on Messages and had Text Messaging Forwarding on your iPhone turned on if these were SMS. The best solution would be what the post above suggested, iExplorer or similar Mac App, or screenshots.
     
  10. Bakes7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for all the responses. I ultimately tried Iexplorer and it worked perfectly. Much quicker than scrolling through 16,000 messages.
     
  11. simonmet macrumors 68000

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    PhoneView is another Mac app I’ve used previously that can do this, but it’s paid.

    Glad you got it sorted. Apple doesn’t always have the best or easiest solution for things like this.
     
  12. atlchamp macrumors 68000

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    I use iexplorer myself and its wonderful. I export entire threads and move that PDF file into icloud drive for access anywhere anytime. Its always worked beautiful for me and its worth the price
     
  13. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Wanting to preserve years of texts on iPhone, I just went to the App Store to check on iExplorer and found that all of the recent reviews (less than 2 years at least) are absolutely dismal. I'm saving my $5 for another alternative, if one exists. (Not a Mac user.) It shouldn't be this hard.
     
  14. atlchamp macrumors 68000

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    its not on the app store on mac...
     
  15. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    1. Checked iPhone App Store because texts are on iPhone
    2. Unable to use the Mac method recommended in previous posts because I don't use a Mac

    Sorry if I was unclear.
     
  16. atlchamp macrumors 68000

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    That’s not the real iexplorer
     
  17. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Now viewing website for Mac/PC iExplorer (Macroplant.com). Assuming that's the one discussed here?
     
  18. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

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    ^^^Correct. Same program name, totally different developers, programs.

    Add: iMazing also will allow you to print your Messages. And other device admin functions.

    https://imazing.com
     
  19. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    I always used iExplorer. It has worked great for me.
     

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