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:

  • Open the DDMS perspective (Window > Open Perspective > Other > DDMS).
  • Click on the File Explorer tab and navigate to your app’s data folder (that’s under data/data//shared_prefs/).
  • Choose the file you want to download.
  • Click on the Pull file from device button.