Inspecting your Shared Preferences

17 May 2012 | Comments

Did you know that you can look at your SharedPreferences file?

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:

  1. Open the DDMS perspective (Window > Open Perspective > Other > DDMS).
  2. Click on the File Explorer tab and navigate to your app's data folder (that's under data/data/<your package name>/shared_prefs/).
  3. Choose the file you want to download.
  4. Click on the Pull file from device button.