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Store data asynchronously, consistently, and transactionally, overcoming some of the drawbacks of SharedPreferences
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October 14, 2020 - - - 1.0.0-alpha02

Declaring dependencies

To add a dependency on DataStore, you must add the Google Maven repository to your project. Read Google's Maven repository for more information.

Add the dependencies for the artifacts you need in the build.gradle file for your app or module:

dependencies {
  // Preferences DataStore
  implementation "androidx.datastore:datastore-preferences:1.0.0-alpha02"

  // Proto DataStore
  implementation "androidx.datastore:datastore-core:1.0.0-alpha02"


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Version 1.0.0

Version 1.0.0-alpha02

October 14, 2020

androidx.datastore:datastore-core:1.0.0-alpha02 and androidx.datastore:datastore-preferences:1.0.0-alpha02 are released. Version 1.0.0-alpha02 contains these commits.

Bug Fixes

  • Added a safeguard against mutation in datastore-core. Mutation breaks datastore usage for people using datastore with non-proto/non-preferences types (I6aa84)
  • Added a toString method to Preferences.kt to make current state easy to debug (I96006)
  • Added an exception to safeguard against misuse of DataStore.Preferences (I1134d)
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the app to crash on start up (I69237, b/168580258)

Version 1.0.0-alpha01

September 2, 2020

androidx.datastore:datastore-core:1.0.0-alpha01 and androidx.datastore:datastore-preferences:1.0.0-alpha01 are released. Version 1.0.0-alpha01 contains these commits.

New Features

Jetpack DataStore is a new and improved data storage solution aimed at replacing SharedPreferences. Built on Kotlin coroutines and Flow, DataStore provides two different implementations:

  • Proto DataStore, that lets you store typed objects (backed by protocol buffers)
  • Preferences DataStore, that stores key-value pairs

Data is stored asynchronously, consistently, and transactionally, overcoming most of the drawbacks of SharedPreferences.