Text messages can be printed out using several methods, one of which includes taking a screen shot with the text message on the display and then printing out the image. The image may be printed out directly from the mobile device to a printer or can be transferred from a mobile device to a computer before printing it out. Screen shot methods may vary depending on the type of platform, but the basic concept on how to go about printing the captured image is similar.
A screen shot basically refers to a captured image of what is displayed on the screen of a mobile device or a computer monitor. Screen shots can be taken on Apple devices by running IOS and pressing the "Home" and "Sleep/Wake" buttons at the same time. Users of mobile devices running Android version 4.0 or later can take screen shots of the display on their device by pressing the "Power" and "Volume" buttons at the same time.
Once the screen shots of the text messages are taken, they can be printed out just like any other image taken with the devices. Users of Apple mobile devices can print directly to a compatible printer using the AirPrint feature that is available for some Apple mobile devices. Android users can use the Share icon for the captured image and share it, or send it to the user's email, and printit out using a computer that is connected to a printer.