Believe it or not, there are actually several reasons why a person would want to export their iPhone’s text messages to a shareable file. Maybe they need them as evidence in a criminal case, or want to save a memorable conversation.

But the iPhone doesn’t give you an easy way to save your text messages. Luckily, as usual, we have a jailbreak tweak to help us out with this problem. Introducing the new Messages2PDF application…

Built by developer Alberto De Luca, Messages2PDF is a utility that allows you to save your text messages (entire threads) as a PDF file. Once saved, you can send the file to other devices via email.

The package itself is very easy to use. After downloading, you can launch the app by clicking on its spring board icon. When Messages2PDF loads, you’ll see a list of all of the text message conversations that currently show in your Messages app. From here, you just tap the thread you want to export and let the app do its thing. Once it’s done, you can send the PDF out through your device’s Mail app.

The software works as advertised, and is highly recommended if you’re in the market for an app like this. If you want to try Messages2PDF out for yourself, you can grab it in the Cydia Store, on the BigBoss repo, for $1.49.

What do you think of Messages2PDF?

  • Will there be support in the future for third party texting apps, I have an iPod and I use that connected with mobile hotspots.

    • The app would need to specifically add support for the app you want; all apps have different ways of saving their data.


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    That why you got screenshot ?

    • jose castro

      dude or dudet, i really dought u want to go through pages and pages of text and to take pictures with screen shots really?????, seriously this app takes 5 second, i printed just now 89 pages of text from my crazy ex.

  • I am thinking of buying an Apple TV. Is the Apple TV three coming out soon?

  • jose castro

    wow lol, this will work for court agaist my girlfriend, thanks to who ever maid this tweak u are a life saver.

  • There’s a program called PhoneView that you can find online – it’s rad and allows you to download all your text conversations and even voicemails as audio files. That’s what I usually se it for, since I have hilarious friends who leave me great messages. I totally recommend it.