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android – delete all sharedPreferences for my app when user signs out

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I have an android app with a number of activities, and a number of specific preference files that are created. When a user sign out of my app, I want to delete absolutely all shared preferences. Understand that I cannot use context.getSharedPreferences("A_PREFS_FILE", 0).edit().clear().commit() as that would only clear one specific file. I want to clear all the preference files associated with my app. Is there a way to do that?

How to&Answers:

By this way you can delete all the files at ones..
by clear() it will erase the data file still exist..

File sharedPreferenceFile = new File("/data/data/"+ getPackageName()+ "/shared_prefs/");
    File[] listFiles = sharedPreferenceFile.listFiles();
    for (File file : listFiles) {

Here it will returns the all the list of files then you can easily delete..


Simply put the following code, It works perfect for me…..

getApplicationContext().getSharedPreferences("CREDENTIALS", 0).edit().clear().commit();


First you have to clear then next call commit
Try it:

SharedPreference.Editor pref = context.getSharedPreferences("A_PREFS_FILE", 0).edit();


Use the code below to delete a preference key:



Why not have a SharedPreference that keeps track of all associated files; then, in onPause or onStop, parse that value to SharedPreferences.Editor.clear().commit() each of them…then delete that last one?