Android Support Library includes two librares to simplify the implementation of settings pages:

A post from Ian Lake on Google+ shows how to use them. It is easy, but when you need to use multiple nested settings pages you need to pay attention to a couple of points:

  • You need to implement the onCreatePreferences method:
    public void onCreatePreferences(Bundle savedInstanceState, String rootKey) {
        setPreferencesFromResource(R.xml.preferences, rootKey);
  • Every PreferenceScreen in your preferences XML file must have a key:
    <PreferenceScreen  android:key="prefscrkey">

This key will not be used in any setting, but in the onCreatePreferences, in order to understand the screen to show.