Fragment as a singleton in Android-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

General Question
Can I define Fragments as Singletons?

Specific question
In my application I have one ‘FragmentActivity’ with a FragmentPager which has two Fragments, FragmentA and FragmentB.

I defined the fragments as Singletons in the FragmentA extends Fragment class:

private static instance = null;

public static FragmentA getInstance() {
    if (instance == null) {
        instance = new FragmentA();
    return instance;
private FragmentA() {}

and in my FragmentPagerAdapter :

public Fragment getItem(int position) {
    Fragment fragment = null;
    case 0:
        fragment = FragmentA.getInstance(); 
    case 1:
        fragment = FragmentB.getInstance(); 
    return fragment;

and this is how I inflate the fragments layout:

public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container,
        Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    fragmentView = (RelativeLayout) inflater.inflate(R.layout.fragment_a_layout, container, false);
    return fragmentView;

My Problem:

When I first launch my app everything works well.
When I close my app and then restart it, I’m not seeing both of the fragments.

How to solve:

Fragments are meant to be reusable components of applications. You should not be using them as singletons, instead you should implement Fragment.SavedState or onSavedInstanceState.

public class YourFragment extends Fragment {
    // Blah blah blah you have a lot of other code in this fragment
    // but here is how to save state
    public void onSaveInstanceState(Bundle outState) {
        outState.putInt("curChoice", mCurCheckPosition);
    public View onCreateView (LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container, Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        // savedInstanceState will have whatever you left in the outState bundle above

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