Inspecting your Shared Preferences

17 May 2012

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.