Printing out text messages from an Android device can be very handy. Whether it’s for legal purposes or just for memories, it’s always good to have a hard copy of your important messages. In this article, we will discuss three different methods you can use to print out text messages from your Android device.
Method 1: Using “Your Phone Companion” App
Your Phone Companion is a free app by Microsoft that allows you to print out text messages from your Android device. If you have access to a Windows PC, you can easily follow these instructions to print SMS conversations from your Android.
To get started, download the Your Phone Companion app from the Galaxy or Play Store to link your Android with your computer. After running the app on your computer, select the “Android” option. Scan the QR code displaying on your computer screen using the Your Phone Companion app on your Android device. Give the app permission to access content on your Android.
Once linked, click the “Messages” button to load all the recent text messages from your Android. Scroll to the area that you would like to print and press the “Print Screen” button to take the screenshot of your computer screen. You can use an image editing app like MS Paint or Photoshop to crop the unwanted area from the screenshot. Open the saved image and hit the “Print” button to print that Android text conversation captured in the screenshot.
Method 2: Using “Android SMS Transfer” Tool
Android SMS Transfer is a special tool that allows you to print text messages from your Android with all the vital information like date & time stamps of the messages and contact information of the other party. You can download this app on your Windows or Mac computer.
To use this tool, you will need to enable a special mode called USB-Debugging on your Android device. For enabling the USB debugging mode on any Android, go to the ‘About Phone’ section and tap the “Build Number” 7 times until the “Developer Options” menu gets unlocked. From the “Developer Options” menu, you can easily enable the USB debugging mode.
Connect the Android device to the computer with the cable. As soon as you connect your Android to your computer, software will ask you to allow USB debugging with your computer. Just tap “Allow” on your Android and you are good to go. The software will ask you to install “SMS Sync” app so that it can load your Android text messages onto your computer. Keep tapping on the “Continue” button to install the app on your device.
In no time, the software will load all your Android texts on its interface. Open the text conversation that you want to print by clicking the contact name or phone number. You can click the “Print” button on the toolbar to print all the text messages associated with a particular contact. The time & date stamp and the sender information are displayed next to each text message.
Click the print button once again and you are done. You can also export your Android text messages to your computer in different formats like text, word, pdf, html, etc., and print them later.
Method 3: Taking a Screenshot of Your Text Conversation
If you have a wireless printer, this method can be quite simple. Just open the text conversation on your Android and press the power key and volume-down key at the same time. You can release the keys when you hear the camera shutter sound. The process to capture a screenshot could be slightly different as per the manufacturer of your phone.
You can crop the unwanted area and save the screenshot in your photo gallery. Go to your Gallery and print the screenshot that has your text messages.
These are the three methods you can use to print out text messages from your Android device. Each method has its pros and cons, so choose the one that suits you the best. Printed text messages can serve as evidence in legal cases, or you can keep them as a memory of your loved ones. Whatever your reason may be, you now know how to print out text messages from Android.