Text messages may carry important information. That's why you need to export or print text messages on iPhone sometimes. But how can you copy an entire conversation on an iPhone? As you may know, there is no built-in feature on iOS devices that allows you to export text messages from iPhone, let alone printing out iPhone messages.

Luckily, with the help of reliable third-party tools and tricks, there are still workable ways to copy and save an entire conversation on iPhone. Keep reading to get the details.

How to Copy an Entire Conversation on iPhone in 3 Ways

There are three common ways for you to save or export text messages from iPhone. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Follow one of the tips below to copy text conversations on your iPhone with ease.

Method 1. How to Export Text Messages from iPhone with iPhone Transfer Software

The most straightforward solution to copy an entire conversation on an iPhone is to use iPhone transfer software, such as EaseUS MobiMover. Such a tool helps to export text messages from iPhone to computer and save text messages conversations as an HTML file. Thus, you can view or print your iPhone texts whenever you want.

Since EaseUS MobiMover supports transferring files between iPhone and Mac or PC or between two iDevices, you can also put music on iPhone from a computer or transfer music from iPhone to iPhone if you need to.

To export text messages from iPhone to computer:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer (Mac or PC) and click Trust on your iPhone to trust this computer. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to "Content Management". Choose "Messages".

How to save iPhone text messages to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Go to "Settings" to choose a folder to save the items to be transferred. 

How to save iPhone text messages to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Select the messages, including text messages (SMS) and iMessages, you want to save from your iPhone to the computer and click the "Transfer to PC" button. After that, MobiMover will start downloading text messages from your iPhone to the computer automatically. When it has finished, you can go to the selected folder to check the messages. (The items will be saved an HTML file on your computer, thus you need to open it with a browser to view its details.)

How to save iPhone text messages to computer - Step 3

Method 2. How to Save Text Messages on iPhone via Email

If you are not willing to use a third-party tool, there are two tricks for you that can also help you to save an entire text conversation on your device. One of them is to use an email. Copy the entire text conversation, send it to your computer via an email, and then copy the text conversation from the email to your computer. Afterward, you can save the texts as a PDF file on your computer.

Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone and tap the conversation you'd like to export.

Step 2. To copy an entire text conversation, press and hold a message in the conversation until the options appear.

Step 3. Click "More" and click the checkbox to select all of the text message conversations. Then tap the "Forward" button.

Step 4. Hold and press the text to select all content in the text box. Then choose "Copy".

Step 5. Go to the Mail app to create a new email and paste the message in the content box.

Step 6. Send the email to your own account and check the email from a computer.

Step 7. Copy the text to your computer and save it as a PDF file if you need to.

How do I copy an entire text message on iPhone - use an email

Method 3. How to Print Text Messages from iPhone via Screenshots

The last workable way to save text messages on an iPhone is to take screenshots of the message. By doing so, you are able to keep an original copy of your text conversations. Besides, you can print the screenshots to print out your iPhone messages directly on your iPhone via AirPrint.

Step 1. Open the Messages app and tap the conversation you want to export.

Step 2. Take screenshots of the conversation.

Step 3. Copy or print the text conversation.

  • Transfer photos from iPhone to PC to save your iPhone text messages to computer.
  • Go to the Photos app, select the screenshots, tap the "Share" button, and choose "Print".

How do I copy an entire conversation on iPhone - Take screenshots

The Bottom Line

Now you not only know how to copy an entire text conversation on iPhone but also learn how to email or forward an entire on an iOS device. As you can see, to copy and save iPhone messages, using iPhone transfer software like EaseUS MobiMover is the most effective solution. Don't hesitate to apply it to export your iPhone texts with ease.


For more information on how to copy an entire conversation on iPhone, check the commonly asked questions below.

1. How can I create a PDF of an entire iMessage conversation?

First, select the name of the sender or group. Then simply go to the File menu and select Print. Then tap Save As PDF from the PDF dropdown menu at the bottom of the window.

2. Is there an iMessage history?

There is no history recorded of iMessages. 

3. Is it possible to see messages in iCloud?

The messages that were previously kept in iCloud are now available on your device, and any new messages that you receive will also be kept in iCloud.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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