Документирование текстовых сообщений для судебных или юридических вопросов


Организованная история текстовых сообщений для суда, экспортированных и распечатанных с использованием расшифровки текстового сообщения.

Attorneys and clients often find themselves needing to accurately document and print text messages for court, mediation, or legal proceedings. Each year there are millions more legal cases where text messages are being used as evidence in a trial and also by lawyers during discovery.

Statista statistics predicts that, in 2019 approximately 2.18 billion consumers will be using mobile messaging apps. That’s a lot of messages sent via mobile devices! This includes iOS, Android, and also popular messaging apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Line, and WeChat. With text messaging and messaging apps now solidified as one of the world’s most popular forms of daily communication, the need to document and preserve text / sms messages for evidence in court has increased dramatically.

СМС,  iMessage , а текстовые сообщения MMS становятся общей формой доказательств в судебных делах и других юридических спорах

Независимо от того, как вы сохраняете текстовые сообщения для получения доказательств, вы захотите убедиться, что в записях есть вся информация, необходимая для их принятия в суде. Обратитесь к юристу за спецификой вашего региона о том, какая информация требуется. Для большинства юридических вопросов в вашей документации текстовых сообщений должны быть видны следующие данные:

  • Дата и время сообщений.
  • Настоящая контактная информация для другой стороны или сторон в разговоре текстовых сообщений. Для SMS это номер телефона. Для MMS или iMessages , это либо номер телефона, либо адрес электронной почты.

Независимо от того, являетесь ли вы адвокатом, должностным лицом правоохранительных органов или просто человеком, у которого есть судебное дело или юридический вопрос, существует несколько решений для сохранения и печати текстовых сообщений, чтобы вы могли сохранять доказательства из истории сообщений sms вашего мобильного телефона.

Reference: "Text Messages as Court Evidence" - Lauren Gilbert, The Law Office of Natalie Gregg

iphone

Для iPhone / iPad / iTouch мы рекомендуем использовать Decipher TextMessage для сохранения и распечатки ваших текстовых сообщений для суда. Decipher TextMessage уже является надежный и широко используемый программа юристов и сотрудников правоохранительны органов для сохранения любых данных обмена сообщениями в формате, который будет задерживаться в правовой среде. Особенности включают:

Specific Steps

Read and follow these steps to print and save text messages for court.

  1. Plug your iPhone into your Mac or Windows computer using the cable provided.

  2. Launch iTunes, select your device, and click Back Up Now.

  3. Open Decipher TextMessage and choose a contact whose text messages you want to save.

  4. Pick the Export as PDF option from the menu to save the text messages.

  5. Open the document on your computer and choose Print to print out the text messages for court, trial, or your lawyer.

Скриншоты iPhone

Другой способ распечатать ваши текстовые сообщения iPhone - это сделать скриншоты каждого экрана текстовых сообщений на вашем устройстве. Чтобы сделать снимок экрана, вы нажимаете кнопку «Главная» и «Сон / Уэйк», чтобы захватить то, что находится на вашем экране iPhone. К плюсам и минусам использования метода скриншота относятся:

  • Скриншоты бывают быстрыми и легкими (и бесплатными!), Если у вас есть только несколько текстовых сообщений.
  • Один из недостатков использования метода скриншота заключается в том, что это требует много времени. Если у вас много сообщений, вам нужно будет снять скриншот каждого отдельного экрана и вручную упорядочить изображения в текстовом сообщении.
  • Если вам нужно показывать время на каждое собщение, вам нужно будет сдвинуть влево на экране приложения «Сообщения», чтобы показать каждое время сообщения. Это трудно сделать и нажмите кнопки скриншота и отрезает часть текста сообщения.
  • Если у вас нет iPhone в вашем распоряжении, нет способа использовать метод скриншота.

Как сделать скриншоты на iPhone

Андроид

Существует несколько популярных программ для сохранения текстовых сообщений с устройства Android на компьютер. Некоторые из них бесплатны, а некоторые могут быть приобретены за плату в Google Play Store. Одно популярное приложение SMS Backup + , Программа хранит тексты в вашей учетной записи Gmail и позволяет получить к ним доступ из любого веб-браузера.

  • Приложение бесплатное, поэтому вы можете попробовать его, не тратя денег.
  • Печать текстовых сообщений из любого веб-браузера удобна и проста.
  • Для этого требуется, чтобы у вас была учетная запись Gmail. Если вы этого не сделаете, вы можете просто зарегистрироваться для одного, а затем работать с приложением в течение нескольких минут.

Скриншоты Android

Чтобы сделать снимок экрана любого Android-устройства, просто сказочно, однако команды различаются в зависимости от вашего конкретного устройства.

  • Первое, что нужно попробовать - нажать кнопку «sleep / wake», а также кнопку «уменьшить громкость» одновременно. Если вы видите «вспышку» на экране, то вы успешно сделали снимок экраа.
  • Для устройств Galaxy и других телефонов Android, у которых есть кнопка «домой», попробуйте одновременно удерживать кнопку «Дом» и кнопку питания, пока не увидите вспышку экрана.
  • После снятия снимка изображение появится в приложении фотогалереи на вашем устройстве. Просто найдите фотоальбом на скриншоте и найдите изображение, которое вы только что захватили. Вы можете отправить, сохранить или поделиться скриншотом в зависимости от того, что лучше всего подходит для ваших нужд.

Как сделать скриншоты на Android-телефоне

Является ли ваше устройство iPhone или Android, мы надеемся, что эти советы по сохранению и сохранению ваших текстовых сообщений для суда или юридической проблемы были бы полезными. Не забудьте регулярно создавать резервные копии своих мобильных данных, чтобы вся ваша важная информация была безопасной и безопасной. Кроме того, при сборе документации текстовых сообщений в качестве доказательства проконсультируйтесь с адвокатом в вашей области, если у вас есть какие-либо вопросы или проблемы.

Особенность телефонов

We see a few questions about documenting text messages for non-smart phones in the comments section. Contact us our support page if you're interested in this, so we can follow up with you! Be sure to mention the specific kind of feature phone from which you want to document sms/mms messages; the techniques and details vary depending on the phone manufacturer/operating system.


27 Comments



Slavi Traykov

Slavi Traykov июнь 6, 2019

Hi, does this program let's you export a Viber conversation?
Thanks

Kelly HW

Kelly HW июль 7, 2019

Hi Slavi,

Thank you for the comment. Decipher TextMessage does not export Viber conversations, but it is a good feature that we should explore for our Decipher Chat software. If you're still interested in this, can you send us an email via our support page https://deciphertools.com/s... - that way we can find out what operating system you're on, and see if we're able to get the feature added within your necessary timeframe.

Kris TEN Gunsch

Kris TEN Gunsch июнь 6, 2019

Getting frustrated by how many of these "helpful" blogs and youtube vids fail to mention that it's going to cost you $20 - $30 to gain the access needed in these software downloads in order to print one string of text messages. So annoyed.

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software июнь 6, 2019

HI Kris, thanks for leaving a comment. The free trial of Decipher TextMessage will let you see, save, and print a few messages from each contact and give you a good feel if the program is right for your needs. If you want to save or print all your messages from a contact you would indeed need to upgrade to the paid version of Decipher TextMessage. If you have any other questions just drop us a note via our support page and we'll be happy to reply! ;-) https://deciphertools.com/s...

Soul Parent

Soul Parent февраль 2, 2019

hi you guys - I cannot believe I screenshot two years of texts before I found this software. ugh. though i can't seem to get the SMS messages to print out with the photos in place like the example in this thread. is there a setting I'm missing? thank you!

Kelly HW

Kelly HW февраль 2, 2019

Hi Soul Parent!

Are the photos showing up within the Decipher TextMessage program itself? It may help to troubleshoot this via email - can you contact us through our web form here? https://deciphertools.com/s...

Lisa Spatafora

Lisa Spatafora декабрь 12, 2018

How can I save group messages from an S9 for court?

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software декабрь 12, 2018

For a Samsung phone you might want to check out the SMS Backup + recommendation that we mention in the blog. Hopefully that might help!

Christina Baker

Christina Baker июнь 6, 2018

I want to download the text messages between my client and a third party as opposed to having screenshots. However, when I try to use this software it is asking me to use my iCloud and I do not want my client's phone added to my iCloud. Is there a different way to go about this?

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software июнь 6, 2018

Hi Christina, Decipher TextMessage never requires that you use iCloud. To use the software you only need to make a local iTunes backup of your iPhone on your computer. If you have any further questions, just contact us via our support page and we'll be happy to help! ;-)

Christina Baker

Christina Baker июнь 6, 2018

I also do not want to connect it to my iTunes. Do I need to do that? It is not my phone.

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software июнь 6, 2018

iTunes is required. You would need to make a one time backup of the device on a computer.

Melissa Miller-Perez

Melissa Miller-Perez декабрь 12, 2017

can select messages from a contact be selected to print, or does the entire message thread have to be printed and exported?

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software декабрь 12, 2017

You can do either. You can export the entire message thread for that contact or if you want to narrow it down, you can choose the "export by date" option which lets narrow down the export of messages to just one day if you prefer. ;-)

Heather Mitchell

Heather Mitchell ноябрь 11, 2017

so this is a one time purchase, but i can use it repeatedly? I mean, sure I can grab all the mesages from the past... but how about once a new thread is started? can i also grab those each week/month etc? thanks

Kelly HW

Kelly HW ноябрь 11, 2017

Hi Heather,

As you run Decipher TextMessage later and it reads new information for the same iPhone from new backups, it will append those new messages to a running history for the device. I hope that answers your question!

C'est Moi

C'est Moi ноябрь 11, 2017

excellent... can the data be modified, such as font size? I have a couple years of texts that I want documented and i'd like to know if i can copy/past the content into word and divide with 3-4 columns to take less paper. Is this possible?

Kelly HW

Kelly HW ноябрь 11, 2017

Hi C'est - you can definitely adjust the font size within DTM, or export the conversation and adjust the zoom level in the print settings! For the columns... send us an email: https://deciphertools.com/s... I am actually adding a 2-column option (and we can discuss 3 columns) for the next update and we can send you a version to preview.

Tony

Tony сентябрь 9, 2017

What if I back up my iPhone on my iCloud account. Can Decipher recover texts from an iCloud back-up?

Kelly HW

Kelly HW сентябрь 9, 2017

We're working on support for reading messages from iCloud backups, but Decipher TextMessage currently doesn't support it. However, you can back up your iPhone in iTunes manually and it won't affect your iCloud backup settings. https://deciphertools.com/s...

Divinus Luciferase

Divinus Luciferase сентябрь 9, 2017

The device I want to print messages from aren't on the list. How do I add my iPhone 6S Plus?

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software сентябрь 9, 2017

We replied to your email with help. You would need to back up your iPhone as we recommend in our FAQ. ;-)

b gaylord

b gaylord июль 7, 2017

Hi, I have a flip phone and need to print out text messages for a possible court case.

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software июль 7, 2017

Our guide is for smartphones only. ;-)

Tania

Tania июль 7, 2017

What about large Facebook messenger app discussions? Can we save those including pictures and timestamps?

Kelly HW

Kelly HW июль 7, 2017

I am looking into this Tania! If you want to send us an email so we can followup with you if we have something to test, you can do so here: https://deciphertools.com/s... Or I will try to remember to comment here also. Thanks for the suggestion!

Bradley L. Hamilton

Bradley L. Hamilton июнь 6, 2017

These methods are not court-admissible or otherwise forensically sound.

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software июнь 6, 2017

Hi Bradley, we've had many users of Decipher TextMessage write us after their court appearances expressing gratitude since the messages they exported and printed with the software were admissible for their case. However, it's definitely up to the specific court and states as to what documentation is acceptable or not. Usually someone's lawyer can give them more detailed guidance on that front regarding their state or county. One feature of the software that many users seem to appreciate for court related matters is the Decipher TextMessage preference that displays the contact info on every single text message, sent and received. This is a feature which many lawyers ask their clients for and one that is not offered by the iPhone messages app itself.

briana

briana май 5, 2017

hey all so how do I print off my message records? I have walmart mobile and they only show the numbers not the full text messages

Kelly HW

Kelly HW май 5, 2017

Hi Briana,

What kind of phone do you have (Android, iPhone, Feature/Flip phone)? Printing the text messages is different for all of the different kind of devices, and I know Walmart has a few different plans including bring your own device. :) Let us know and we'll try to help as best we can.

Summer Beshore

Summer Beshore апрель 4, 2017

Every app I use for this purpose, including SMS backup, only allows you to see texts received...my responses don't show up. I need the whole conversation - Can anyone help?

Ronni

Ronni сентябрь 9, 2016

What about non-smart phones?

ultracalicokittycat

ultracalicokittycat октябрь 10, 2016

right! that's what I'm wondering.....

bobby slay

bobby slay январь 1, 2017

Get on your horse and go to UPS and send a fax. LMFAO Cmon man....

Libby

Libby июль 7, 2017

you will have to take a photo of the message and then put it on your computer.

Kris TEN Gunsch

Kris TEN Gunsch июнь 6, 2019

Getting frustrated by how many of these "helpful" blogs and youtube vids fail to mention that it's going to cost you $20 - $30 to gain the access needed in these software downloads in order to print one string of text messages. So annoyed.

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software июнь 6, 2019

HI Kris, thanks for leaving a comment. The free trial of Decipher TextMessage will let you see, save, and print a few messages from each contact and give you a good feel if the program is right for your needs. If you want to save or print all your messages from a contact you would indeed need to upgrade to the paid version of Decipher TextMessage. If you have any other questions just drop us a note via our support page and we'll be happy to reply! ;-) https://deciphertools.com/s...

Soul Parent

Soul Parent февраль 2, 2019

hi you guys - I cannot believe I screenshot two years of texts before I found this software. ugh. though i can't seem to get the SMS messages to print out with the photos in place like the example in this thread. is there a setting I'm missing? thank you!

Kelly HW

Kelly HW февраль 2, 2019

Hi Soul Parent!

Are the photos showing up within the Decipher TextMessage program itself? It may help to troubleshoot this via email - can you contact us through our web form here? https://deciphertools.com/s...

Lisa Spatafora

Lisa Spatafora декабрь 12, 2018

How can I save group messages from an S9 for court?

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software декабрь 12, 2018

For a Samsung phone you might want to check out the SMS Backup + recommendation that we mention in the blog. Hopefully that might help!

Christina Baker

Christina Baker июнь 6, 2018

I want to download the text messages between my client and a third party as opposed to having screenshots. However, when I try to use this software it is asking me to use my iCloud and I do not want my client's phone added to my iCloud. Is there a different way to go about this?

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software июнь 6, 2018

Hi Christina, Decipher TextMessage never requires that you use iCloud. To use the software you only need to make a local iTunes backup of your iPhone on your computer. If you have any further questions, just contact us via our support page and we'll be happy to help! ;-)

Christina Baker

Christina Baker июнь 6, 2018

I also do not want to connect it to my iTunes. Do I need to do that? It is not my phone.

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software июнь 6, 2018

iTunes is required. You would need to make a one time backup of the device on a computer.

Melissa Miller-Perez

Melissa Miller-Perez декабрь 12, 2017

can select messages from a contact be selected to print, or does the entire message thread have to be printed and exported?

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software декабрь 12, 2017

You can do either. You can export the entire message thread for that contact or if you want to narrow it down, you can choose the "export by date" option which lets narrow down the export of messages to just one day if you prefer. ;-)

Heather Mitchell

Heather Mitchell ноябрь 11, 2017

so this is a one time purchase, but i can use it repeatedly? I mean, sure I can grab all the mesages from the past... but how about once a new thread is started? can i also grab those each week/month etc? thanks

Kelly HW

Kelly HW ноябрь 11, 2017

Hi Heather,

As you run Decipher TextMessage later and it reads new information for the same iPhone from new backups, it will append those new messages to a running history for the device. I hope that answers your question!

C'est Moi

C'est Moi ноябрь 11, 2017

excellent... can the data be modified, such as font size? I have a couple years of texts that I want documented and i'd like to know if i can copy/past the content into word and divide with 3-4 columns to take less paper. Is this possible?

Kelly HW

Kelly HW ноябрь 11, 2017

Hi C'est - you can definitely adjust the font size within DTM, or export the conversation and adjust the zoom level in the print settings! For the columns... send us an email: https://deciphertools.com/s... I am actually adding a 2-column option (and we can discuss 3 columns) for the next update and we can send you a version to preview.

Tony

Tony сентябрь 9, 2017

What if I back up my iPhone on my iCloud account. Can Decipher recover texts from an iCloud back-up?

Kelly HW

Kelly HW сентябрь 9, 2017

We're working on support for reading messages from iCloud backups, but Decipher TextMessage currently doesn't support it. However, you can back up your iPhone in iTunes manually and it won't affect your iCloud backup settings. https://deciphertools.com/s...

Divinus Luciferase

Divinus Luciferase сентябрь 9, 2017

The device I want to print messages from aren't on the list. How do I add my iPhone 6S Plus?

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software сентябрь 9, 2017

We replied to your email with help. You would need to back up your iPhone as we recommend in our FAQ. ;-)

b gaylord

b gaylord июль 7, 2017

Hi, I have a flip phone and need to print out text messages for a possible court case.

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software июль 7, 2017

Our guide is for smartphones only. ;-)

Tania

Tania июль 7, 2017

What about large Facebook messenger app discussions? Can we save those including pictures and timestamps?

Kelly HW

Kelly HW июль 7, 2017

I am looking into this Tania! If you want to send us an email so we can followup with you if we have something to test, you can do so here: https://deciphertools.com/s... Or I will try to remember to comment here also. Thanks for the suggestion!

Bradley L. Hamilton

Bradley L. Hamilton июнь 6, 2017

These methods are not court-admissible or otherwise forensically sound.

Decipher Tools  Программного обеспечения

Decipher Tools Software июнь 6, 2017

Hi Bradley, we've had many users of Decipher TextMessage write us after their court appearances expressing gratitude since the messages they exported and printed with the software were admissible for their case. However, it's definitely up to the specific court and states as to what documentation is acceptable or not. Usually someone's lawyer can give them more detailed guidance on that front regarding their state or county. One feature of the software that many users seem to appreciate for court related matters is the Decipher TextMessage preference that displays the contact info on every single text message, sent and received. This is a feature which many lawyers ask their clients for and one that is not offered by the iPhone messages app itself.

briana

briana май 5, 2017

hey all so how do I print off my message records? I have walmart mobile and they only show the numbers not the full text messages

Kelly HW

Kelly HW май 5, 2017

Hi Briana,

What kind of phone do you have (Android, iPhone, Feature/Flip phone)? Printing the text messages is different for all of the different kind of devices, and I know Walmart has a few different plans including bring your own device. :) Let us know and we'll try to help as best we can.

Summer Beshore

Summer Beshore апрель 4, 2017

Every app I use for this purpose, including SMS backup, only allows you to see texts received...my responses don't show up. I need the whole conversation - Can anyone help?

Ronni

Ronni сентябрь 9, 2016

What about non-smart phones?

ultracalicokittycat

ultracalicokittycat октябрь 10, 2016

right! that's what I'm wondering.....

bobby slay

bobby slay январь 1, 2017

Get on your horse and go to UPS and send a fax. LMFAO Cmon man....

Libby

Libby июль 7, 2017

you will have to take a photo of the message and then put it on your computer.