How to Print Texts From Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Printing texts from your Android device can be a convenient way to have a physical copy of important information, such as messages, emails, or notes. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of printing texts from your Android device.

Step 1: Install Google Cloud Print

To print from your Android device, you will need to have Google Cloud Print set up. This allows you to connect your device to a printer wirelessly. To install Google Cloud Print:

  • Open the Play Store on your Android device.
  • Search for “Google Cloud Print” in the search bar.
  • Select “Google Cloud Print” from the search results.
  • Tap on “Install” to download and install the app.

Step 2: Connect Your Printer

In order to print from your Android device, you need to connect it to a printer that is compatible with Google Cloud Print. Follow these steps:

  1. Connect your printer: Make sure that your printer is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android device or is cloud-ready. Refer to your printer’s manual for specific instructions on how to connect it.
  2. Add your printer to Google Cloud Print: Open the Google Cloud Print app on your Android device and sign in with your Google account.

    Tap on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) and select “Add Printer”. The app will automatically detect any printers connected on the same network. Tap on the desired printer and select “Add Printer” to add it to Google Cloud Print.

Step 3: Print a Text Message

Once you have Google Cloud Print set up and your printer connected, you can now print a text message from your Android device. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Messages app: Launch the Messages app on your Android device.
  2. Select the text message: Locate the text message that you want to print and tap on it to open it.
  3. Tap on the menu icon: In the top-right corner of the screen, tap on the menu icon (three vertical dots).
  4. Select “Print”: From the drop-down menu, select “Print”. This will open the printing options.
  5. Select your printer: Tap on “Select Printer” and choose your printer from the list of available printers.
  6. Adjust print settings: Configure any desired print settings, such as paper size or orientation.
  7. Tap on “Print”: Once you have selected your printer and adjusted the settings, tap on “Print” to start printing your text message.

Congratulations! You have successfully printed a text message from your Android device using Google Cloud Print. Remember to always double-check the print preview before confirming the print job to avoid wasting paper and ink.

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • If you are having trouble connecting your printer to Google Cloud Print, make sure that both your Android device and printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • If your printer is not cloud-ready or compatible with Google Cloud Print, you can try using a third-party printing app from the Play Store that supports your printer model.
  • If you encounter any issues during the printing process, restart your Android device and printer, and try again.

Printing texts from your Android device can be a useful feature to have. Whether it’s an important message or a memorable conversation, having a hard copy can come in handy. With Google Cloud Print and the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily print texts from your Android device hassle-free!

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