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How to Print Text Messages from Android

Many people want to store and print their text messages from Android phones and tablets for further record for memory or any legal processing. However, printing text messages from an Android phone is not as easy as print other documents.

Since there is no print option available in a built-in default messaging app or other standard messaging apps, you need to do few extra activities to print messages from Android.

Keeping a print record of text messages on your Android device helps you in a different legal activity such as court trial.

How to Print Text Messages from Android

There are numerous of ways through which you can print and store your text conversation from Android. These may include taking a screenshot of your conversation, using any third-party apps, or connecting your phone with your personal computer to print messages.

Print Text Messages from Android with Screenshot

One of the easiest ways to print the text messages from Android is printing the conversation's screenshot. This approach doesn't require any third-party apps or even not require connecting your Android device to others (PC). If you are using Google Cloud Print set up, you can directly print from your Android phone. You can also use the cannon printer app for Android or a wireless HP printer app and their respective setup to print from your phone.

For Android phone

  1. Open your text conversation that you want to print and take their screenshot in your phone.
  2. Find out the screenshot which you take and click on the Share icon at the bottom. Find the printer which is connected (wireless) to your phone.
  3. Now you can print your screenshot of the SMS conversation.

If you don't have any printer setup with your Android phone, you can send your screenshot to your email. Now, you can print the screenshot by opening your email address on your personal computer, which is connected to the printer.

For iOS (iPhone) device

To print the text messages of your iPhone, take the screenshot of your SMS conversation you wish to print. All the taken screenshots are stored inside the photo gallery of your phone from where you can access it.

  1. Launch your Photos app on your iPhone or iPad device.
  2. Visit the screenshots section and click on it.
  3. You will see all your screenshots here. Click on the "Select All" option present at the top-left corner of the screen and select each screenshot to print. If you want to print a specific screenshot of your conversation, select only them to print.
  4. Click on the Share button present at the bottom-left corner.
    How to Print Text Messages from Android
  5. Now scroll down to the bottom of the device screen and click on the Print
  6. If you previously not enabled and set up your printer and iPhone device, tap on Select Printer.
  7. Select your printer when it appears on the phone screen.
  8. Finally, click on the "Print" option present at the screen's top-right to start the printing process.
    How to Print Text Messages from Android

Print Text Messages from Android using Super Backup & Restore app

Another method to print text messages from Android is by using any third-party apps that support printing text messages. One such app for Android devices is Super Backup & Restore. To print the text messages from Android using this app, follow the below-given steps.

  1. Download and install this app on your phone and open it.
  2. Tap on the SMS It will open another screen where you will see different options to manage your SMS.
  3. Click on the BACKUP CONVERSATIONS
  4. Checkmark the checkbox next to your text message you want to print. You can also checkmark multiple messages to backup if you wish.
    How to Print Text Messages from Android
    Back to the SMS screen, and choose any of the backed options to print your text conversations.
  5. From the SMS screen, click the VIEW BACKUPS
  6. Select from the backed-up SMS conversation that you want to print.
  7. Now, click on the printer icon present at the top corner of the screen.
  8. Check your printer setup and send the printout command to your printer.
    How to Print Text Messages from Android

Print Text Messages from Android using SMS backup+ app

Other than the above-discussed methods, another way to print text messages from your Android phone by using the SMS backup+ app. This app also works mainly in the same way as we discussed above. It also lets you keep a backup of your text messages to your phone memory card. For this, you need to link it to your Google’s email account by enabling IMAP.

Below we have mentioned the steps-by-steps guide to save and print text messages from Android using SMS backup+.

  1. Download and install the SMS backup+ on your phone and open it.
  2. Turn on the ‘Connect" button to log in to your Google account.
  3. Choose "Backup" of your messages before you dive into your Google account to find "Back up SMS."
  4. Now, tick the corresponding checkbox you want to print.
How to Print Text Messages from Android

Print Text Messages from Android using Droid Transfer

Droid Transfer is a computer application that helps to save and print text messages from an Android device easily. It also supports printing images and emojis present within your SMS conversation. While printing your messages, it also prints the date and time when the message was sent and received.

How to Print Text Messages from Android

To transfer messages, audio, video, or other files from your Android device to your personal computer, you need to install Droid Transfer on PC and Transfer Companion app on Android phone. These two applications communicate with each other via Wi-Fi connection or USB cable to transfer phone data easily and securely.

To print text messages, connect your Android phone with your PC using the Droid Transfer application via USB cable or local network. Following are the steps to print messages from Android phone using Droid Transfer:

  1. Download and install the Droid Transfer application on your PC.
  2. Now, connect your Android phone with your computer via Wi-Fi or USB cable.
  3. Click on the "Messages” option from the available list.
  4. Choose the conversation that you want to print.
  5. You can also select all your conversation or between the date to print by clicking "Set Date Range."
  6. Finally, click on the print icon to print your selected message.





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