If during development you want to inspect what your SharedPreferences now contain, you can pull a copy of the XML file from the emulator.
In Eclipse, you can do that by following these steps:
- Open the DDMS perspective (Window > Open Perspective > Other > DDMS).
- Click on the File Explorer tab and navigate to your app's
datafolder (that's under data/data/<your package name>/shared_prefs/).
- Choose the file you want to download.
- Click on the Pull file from device button.