How to Print Out a Detailed Text Message Conversation
Having a printed copy of a detailed text message conversation can be helpful in several different situations. If you're using your cellular device to conduct business, this will record details of a direction all parties have agreed upon. If you're having problems with someone harassing you, a printed copy might be needed for evidence. Or maybe you just want to keep a conversation for sentimental purposes. Whatever the reason, there's one way to save and print that will work with even the most basic of cell phones.
Things You'll Need
- Text-enabled cellular phone
- Home computer with printer access
Open the most recent message. If your device allows threaded text messaging--meaning all texts sent and received are shown in one conversation--the most recent message will include the entire thread. If your phone does not thread messages, send each message individually.
Forward the conversation as a message. With the thread open, choose "Forward" from your phone's messaging menu.
Email the message to your home email account. In the "To:" field, use your keypad to type in your email address. Even without a QWERTY keyboard, use multi-tap or T9 to insert letters. Select "Send."
Open the message from the email inbox on your home computer. Check that all the details are included, such as sender, recipient, dates and times.
Print the conversation. With the message open on your computer, select "Print" and send to whichever printer you're connected to.
Tips & Warnings
- On more advanced devices, such as smartphones, you will have more options. You may be able to send the message directly to a Bluetooth-enabled printer, save as a file on a MicroSD card that can be read from your computer, or simply email with a few keystrokes.