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How to Print Text Messages from Android [User Guide]

Written by Hassan Abbas

How to Print Text Messages: Special thanks to the advancements in the communications sector, letter exchanges have become a thing of the past. From bank statements, we are forced to exchange important information over SMS or messenger apps. So, when we’re just looking to get a point across, it sometimes boils down to showing hard proof of SMS conversations.

But unfortunately, native SMS apps don’t give you the choice to print right from your device. But also there are a few tricks, that can fetch you the same results, without forcing you to spend your hard-earned money.

In this article, we’ll help you get comfortable with the two methods, and tell you how to document your SMS conversations. Let’s come and take a look.

How to Print Text Messages

Method 1: Using Super Backup & Restore

As we already told you native SMS apps don’t enable you to print your conversations. But thankfully, there are some 3rd-party back up and restore apps, that lets you print straight from your Android device.

After looking at features and the security aspect, we’ve chosen Super Backup & Restore as our champion.

Step 1: 

Download the Super Backup and Restore app from the Play Store. In addition, open the app and grant the necessary permissions.

Step 2:

Also, click on SMS and grant access to Contacts.

Step 3:

Now go to Backup Conversations.

Step 4: 

Click on a conversation to open it.

Step 5:

Once it’s opened, click on the Print button at the top-right corner.

Step 6:

After clicking on the Print button the Android print dialogue will open.

Step 7:

Choose a printer or Save as PDF. If you pick the latter, you can transfer the file over to your PC and print it later.

Besides, you can also choose multiple conversations at once, and export them to your email or upload them to Google Drive in XML format.

Method 2: Screenshot and Print

Here are the steps below!

Step 1:

At first, take a screenshot of a section of the desired conversation.

Step 2:

Now locate the file in Gallery.

Step 3:

Tap on the three-dot button at the top-right corner (more options).

Step 4:

Tap on Print.

Step 5:

Either print the image directly or save it as a PDF file.

That’s it! Now you can print your SMS conversations whenever you need it.


For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!

Till then! Keep Smiling 🙂

Also Read: Remove Pre-Installed Apps on Android

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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