How to install and use shared_preferences with Flutter 3.10.2 - including code sample!

A popular Flutter package with 7418 likes that support Flutter version 3.10.2 and above. Last version of the package was published on May 31, 2023.

Installing shared_preferences

You can either add the package directly using the flutter command line.

$ flutter pub add shared_preferences

Or add the dependency directly to your pubspec.yaml file.
  shared_preferences: ^2.1.1

In either case, make sure to refresh your packages by running the following command:

$ flutter pub get

Using shared_preferences

Once you have installed the package, you can use it in your Flutter application by importing it.
import 'package:shared_preferences/shared_preferences.dart';

How to use shared_preferences with a code example/sample

// Copyright 2013 The Flutter Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style license that can be
// found in the LICENSE file.

// ignore_for_file: public_member_api_docs

import 'dart:async';

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'package:shared_preferences/shared_preferences.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(const MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({super.key});

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return const MaterialApp(
      title: 'SharedPreferences Demo',
      home: SharedPreferencesDemo(),

class SharedPreferencesDemo extends StatefulWidget {
  const SharedPreferencesDemo({super.key});

  SharedPreferencesDemoState createState() => SharedPreferencesDemoState();

class SharedPreferencesDemoState extends State {
  final Future _prefs = SharedPreferences.getInstance();
  late Future _counter;

  Future _incrementCounter() async {
    final SharedPreferences prefs = await _prefs;
    final int counter = (prefs.getInt('counter') ?? 0) + 1;

    setState(() {
      _counter = prefs.setInt('counter', counter).then((bool success) {
        return counter;

  void initState() {
    _counter = _prefs.then((SharedPreferences prefs) {
      return prefs.getInt('counter') ?? 0;

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: const Text('SharedPreferences Demo'),
      body: Center(
          child: FutureBuilder(
              future: _counter,
              builder: (BuildContext context, AsyncSnapshot snapshot) {
                switch (snapshot.connectionState) {
                  case ConnectionState.none:
                  case ConnectionState.waiting:
                    return const CircularProgressIndicator();
                  case ConnectionState.done:
                    if (snapshot.hasError) {
                      return Text('Error: ${snapshot.error}');
                    } else {
                      return Text(
                        'Button tapped ${} time${ == 1 ? '' : 's'}.\n\n'
                        'This should persist across restarts.',
      floatingActionButton: FloatingActionButton(
        onPressed: _incrementCounter,
        tooltip: 'Increment',
        child: const Icon(Icons.add),