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How to save an Android Activity state using save instance state?

This example demonstrate about How to save an Android Activity state using save instance state

Step 1 − Create a new project in Android Studio, go to File ⇒ New Project and fill all required details to create a new project.

Step 2 − Add the following code to res/layout/activity_main.xml.

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android = "http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
   xmlns:app = "http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
   xmlns:tools = "http://schemas.android.com/tools"
   android:layout_width = "match_parent"
   android:gravity = "center"
   android:layout_height = "match_parent"
   tools:context = ".MainActivity"
   android:orientation = "vertical">
      android:id = "@+id/actionEvent"
      android:textSize = "40sp"
      android:layout_marginTop = "30dp"
      android:layout_width = "wrap_content"
      android:layout_height = "match_parent" />

In the above code, we have taken text view to show restore instance elements.

Step 3 − Add the following code to src/MainActivity.java

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
import android.os.Build;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.os.PersistableBundle;
import android.support.annotation.RequiresApi;
import android.support.v7.app.AppCompatActivity;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   TextView actionEvent;
   @RequiresApi(api = Build.VERSION_CODES.LOLLIPOP)
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      actionEvent = findViewById(R.id.actionEvent);
   public void onSaveInstanceState(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      savedInstanceState.putString("MyString", "Welcome back to Android");
   protected void onRestoreInstanceState(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      String myString = savedInstanceState.getString("MyString");

Let's try to run your application. I assume you have connected your actual Android Mobile device with your computer. To run the app from android studio, open one of your project's activity files and click Run  icon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen –

Rotate the screen you will get text as shown above.

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