android – save variables after quitting application?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I want some variables to be saved, when I shut down my app and to load them after opening the app (for statistics in a game)

How can I do this?

EDIT: Here my code:

TextView test1;
String punkte = "15";

public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

    SharedPreferences save = getSharedPreferences(punkte, 0);
    save.edit().putString("score", punkte);

    SharedPreferences load = getSharedPreferences(punkte, 0);
    String points = load.getString("score", "0");

    test1 = (TextView) findViewById(;

How to solve:

You should be using SharedPrefences. They are quite simple to use and will store the variables in the application data. As long as the user never hits “Clear Data” in the settings for your application, they will always be there.

Here is a code sample.

To access variables:

SharedPreferences mPrefs = getSharedPreferences("label", 0);
String mString = mPrefs.getString("tag", "default_value_if_variable_not_found");

To edit the variables and commit (store) them:

SharedPreferences.Editor mEditor = mPrefs.edit();
mEditor.putString("tag", value_of_variable).commit();

Make sure both “tag” fields match!


Use SharedPreference, this is a better option.

To see this tutorial.


sample code:

SharedPreferences settings = PreferenceManager.getDefaultSharedPreferences(context);
SharedPreferences.Editor editor = settings.edit();
editor.putString("statepara1", ts);


SharedPreferences settings = PreferenceManager.getDefaultSharedPreferences(context);    
String ret = settings.getString("statepara1", "0");

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