How to Print Text Messages From Cell a Phone

Updated February 21, 2017

Text messaging is one of the most popular applications on a cell phone. Studies show that the average person sends 3 to 4 text messages in a day. While most of these are not important, from time to time you may send or receive a message that you would like to keep. Whatever the case it's easy to print text messages from a cell phone provided that you have the right tools.

Connect your mobile phone to your computer using a sync cable. Most phones usually come with this at the time of purchase. If yours did not or you lost the cable then you can purchase one (See Resources below). These usually cost about £9 to £13.

Install the computer software for your phone. This software will allow your phone to synchronise its contacts, text messages and other data with your computer. Your phone should have come with this software. If you have lost it, go to your phone manufacturer's website and download it.

Connect the phone cable to the port on the bottom of your phone. Connect the other end via USB port to your computer.

Launch the phone software application by going to your "Start" menu. Click on the "File Menu" and click on "Synchronize Phone." This will download all of your data to your computer including your text messages.

Click on the relevant text message and go to "File" and then "Print."

Things You'll Need

  • Cell phone sync cable
  • Cell phone manufacturer software
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Palmer Owyoung holds a Master of Arts in international business from the University of California at San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a trained molecular biologist. He has been a freelance writer since 2006. In addition to writing, he is a full-time Forex trader and Internet marketer.