[SOLVED] Read/Write String from/to a File in Android


I want to save a file to the internal storage by getting the text inputted from EditText. Then I want the same file to return the inputted text in String form and save it to another String which is to be used later.

Here’s the code:

package com.omm.easybalancerecharge;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Context;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.telephony.TelephonyManager;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.View.OnClickListener;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.EditText;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class MainActivity extends Activity {

    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {

        final EditText num = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.sNum);
        Button ch = (Button) findViewById(R.id.rButton);
        TelephonyManager operator = (TelephonyManager) getSystemService(Context.TELEPHONY_SERVICE);
        String opname = operator.getNetworkOperatorName();
        TextView status = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.setStatus);
        final EditText ID = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.IQID);
        Button save = (Button) findViewById(R.id.sButton);

        final String myID = ""; //When Reading The File Back, I Need To Store It In This String For Later Use

        save.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {

            public void onClick(View v) {
                // TODO Auto-generated method stub

                //Get Text From EditText "ID" And Save It To Internal Memory
        if (opname.contentEquals("zain SA")) {
            status.setText("Your Network Is: " + opname);
        } else {
            status.setText("No Network");
        ch.setOnClickListener(new OnClickListener() {

            public void onClick(View v) {
                // TODO Auto-generated method stub

                //Read From The Saved File Here And Append It To String "myID"

                String hash = Uri.encode("#");
                Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_CALL);
                intent.setData(Uri.parse("tel:*141*" + /*Use The String With Data Retrieved Here*/ num.getText()
                        + hash));

I have included comments to help you further analyze my points as to where I want the operations to be done/variables to be used.


Hope this might be useful to you.

Write File:

private void writeToFile(String data,Context context) {
    try {
        OutputStreamWriter outputStreamWriter = new OutputStreamWriter(context.openFileOutput("config.txt", Context.MODE_PRIVATE));
    catch (IOException e) {
        Log.e("Exception", "File write failed: " + e.toString());

Read File:

private String readFromFile(Context context) {

    String ret = "";

    try {
        InputStream inputStream = context.openFileInput("config.txt");

        if ( inputStream != null ) {
            InputStreamReader inputStreamReader = new InputStreamReader(inputStream);
            BufferedReader bufferedReader = new BufferedReader(inputStreamReader);
            String receiveString = "";
            StringBuilder stringBuilder = new StringBuilder();

            while ( (receiveString = bufferedReader.readLine()) != null ) {

            ret = stringBuilder.toString();
    catch (FileNotFoundException e) {
        Log.e("login activity", "File not found: " + e.toString());
    } catch (IOException e) {
        Log.e("login activity", "Can not read file: " + e.toString());

    return ret;

Answered By – R9J

Answer Checked By – Mary Flores (BugsFixing Volunteer)

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