We all need to print text messages once in a while. The best way to do it depends on your needs.

If you only want to print one or two screens full of text messages then, you may just want to take a screen capture to preserve the messages as an image. You can then print the image.

If you want to save or print an entire text message history dating back weeks or months, you can use software tools like TouchCopy on your computer. It works with Android and iOS devices. Attach your phone and download the messages to your computer. Save the message history as a text or PDF file.

With TouchCopy you can backup and save other data like voicemail, images, and music. It’s available for Mac and Windows computers.