Best 100% FREE APP or Program to PRINT IPHONE TEXT Messages

This page is going to show you the best app for printing text messages and this app is 100% FREE. Almost all other posts on the web show you how to do this but it involves third party Iphone sms printing that is anything but free and the web pages that recommend these programs provide a link to the program that is an affiliate link.

Print Iphone Text Messages without Spending a Single Dime

The free program to print your iphones text messages is called iBackup Viewer. iBackup Viewer lets you extract all kinds of information from your Iphone, including:

  • Contacts.
  • Call history.
  • Text messages.
  • Calendar.
  • Notes.
  • Voicemails
  • Voice memos.
  • Internet history.
  • Photos.
  • Applications.

Of course we are interested in Text Messages. The free version of iBackup Viewer allows you to save your text messages in some formats but not all. The free version you can save your text messages to the following file types:

  • .pdf.
  • .txt.
  • .csv.

All of these formats are great for viewing and printing all the information about the text messages you save including:

  1. The date and time of each text.
  2. Who sent the text, you or the other person.
  3. The exact contents of the text message, word for word.

How to Use iBackup Viewer to Print Iphone Texts

Since iBackup Viewer does not extract this data directly from your iphone, it does it from your Iphone backup file, if you have not yet backed up your Iphone to your you need to do this first.

  1. Backup your Iphone to your computer. This will put the files that contain the text messaging information on your computer. It is from here that iBackup Viewer gets your text messages for you to view and print.
  2. Download iBackup Viewer from their website at
  3. Run the software. It takes about 10 seconds to load because the software locates and initializes your Iphone backup information during program load.
  4. Any/all of your IOS device backups are displayed in the left pane of iBackup Viewer.
  5. Double click on the IOS device you wish to print the text messages from. This will cause a sub menu to appear under the IOS device you just double clicked. This sub menu displays the different information types (see above) you can view and print.
  6. Left click Messages. This will cause all of the phone numbers you have had text message conversations with to appear.
  7. Click on the phone number that contains the text messages you wish to print.
  8. In the upper right corner of the software you will see a button with the text Action▿ on it.
  9. You will see a drop down menu appear with the following printing options:
    • Save attachments.
    • Save thread to file.
    • Save all threads to file.
    • Save to csv.
    • Save all threads to csv.
    • Export html.
    • Export pdf.
    • Print
  10. While some of these options are only available with the paid version of iBackup Viewer, the ones we are interested in are available:
    • Save attachments.
    • Save thread to file.
    • Save to csv.
    • Export pdf.
    • Print… are all available 100% free. If you want the print output to look as much like the IOS interface then select Export pdf.
  11. Selecting any of the above will save the Iphones text messages to the location on your computer you specify.
  12. Open the saved file of text messages and print as desired, either directly to a printer connected to a pc or upload as attachment to a printing service like Staples Printing or an online printing service like Vistaprint.

How to Use iBackup Viewer to Print Iphone Texts [image instructions]

Run iBackup Viewer software which will display ios devices with backup data.


Select the menu item MESSAGES.


Select phone number that contains text messages you wish to print.


Select the desired print output file type.