transfer text messages from iphone to macbook

tedesco24

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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.
 

FSMBP

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Jan 22, 2009
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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.
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...
 

Jahore

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

phoenixsan

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Oct 19, 2012
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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.

:):apple:
 

Interstella5555

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Jun 30, 2008
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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.

:):apple:
Which they aren't.