transfer text messages from iphone to macbook

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tedesco24, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. tedesco24 macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2010
    I need to print out a series of text messages that are on my iphone. A tenant has stiffed me on rent and other expenses. I need the text messages to confirm the timelines, etc. for small claims court.

    How can I get the text messages, along with the time and date stamp, onto my computer so I can print them out? I tried forwarding the messages to my email, but the messages showed up as a paragraph, with no time and date stamp.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. miss.manson macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2011
    Take a screenshot of the conversation, then email the photos to yourself
  3. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    A free option is to take screenshots of the screen, (Press the Home Button and Lock Button at the same time) and email the screenshots to your Mac.

    But there are 3rd party programs that can save texts to your Mac (I don't think they are free). Hopefully someone else can chime in...
  4. Taylor-C macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2011
    PhoneView is great, but you have to pay for it!
  5. Jahore macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2012
    Backup your iPhone with iTunes and then extract messages from the db file 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28.
  6. phoenixsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    Long time ago.....

    I was confronted with the need of some SMSes stored in the chip of my cell phone. A more expert friend of mine lend me a chip reader, that come also with software to control the reader and pull the SMSes. Assuming the messages of your interest are in the iPhone SIM card, can be doable.

  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Which they aren't.

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