View SQLite database on device in Android Studio-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I am using the latest version of Android Studio. When I run my app on the emulator, I am able to view my database by going through:

tools -> Android Device Monitor -> clicking on the emulator in the left panel -> file explorer -> data -> data -> com.project-name

But this option isn’t available when running my app on a device.

I have checked related questions:

  1. Android – viewing SQLite databases on device? The most voted answer here suggests copying the database to SDcard, and it’s even for eclipse.
  2. Access sqlite database on android device

and these questions are from 2011 and 2010.
Are there any plugins I can use or other external tools?

How to solve:

Connect to Sqlite3 via ADB Shell

I haven’t found any way to do that in Android Studio, but I access the db with a remote shell instead of pulling the file each time.

Find all info here:

1- Go to your platform-tools folder in a command prompt

2- Enter the command adb devices to get the list of your devices

C:\Android\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64\sdk\platform-tools>adb devices
List of devices attached
emulator-xxxx   device

3- Connect a shell to your device:

C:\Android\adt-bundle-windows-x86_64\sdk\platform-tools>adb -s emulator-xxxx shell

4- Navigate to the folder containing your db file:

cd data/data/<your-package-name>/databases/

5- run sqlite3 to connect to your db:

sqlite3 <your-db-name>.db

6- run sqlite3 commands that you like eg:

Select * from table1 where ...;

Note: Find more commands to run below.

SQLite cheatsheet

There are a few steps to see the tables in an SQLite database:

  1. List the tables in your database:

  2. List how the table looks:

    .schema tablename
  3. Print the entire table:

    SELECT * FROM tablename;
  4. List all of the available SQLite prompt commands:


Source : This SO answer..


This app is very useful, free and will remain free(Confirmed by the developer). Very easy to add, edit and delete.

It will work for rooted device and emulator. Also if you have DB file then
you can browse it from SDCard of all devices including non-rooted.

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Below is the simplest solution for viewing sqlite database in Android.

Steps to view SQLite DB

1) Add gradle dependency

compile 'com.facebook.stetho:stetho:1.5.0' 
implementation 'com.facebook.stetho:stetho:1.5.0' - for kotlin

2) In Application class

public class MyApplication extends Application {
  public void onCreate() {

3) Go to google chrome and type ‘chrome://inspect/#devices‘ to see connected
devices and can access SQlite DB.


The easiest way is to use the Android Debug Database library

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  • Android Debug Database allows you to edit, delete, create the database and shared preferences values directly in your browser in a very simple way
  • Search in your data
  • Debug Room in-memory database
  • No need to root device


Add this to your app’s build.gradle

debugImplementation ''

Launch/Run app

Find the debugging link in logs in LogCat

i.e. D/DebugDB: Open in your browser

the link will be different and open it in the any browser

That’s it Enjoy!!!

  • If you are using it over USB, run ADB forward tcp:8080 tcp:8080
  • Android phone and laptop should be connected to the same Network

For more details go to the library.

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