Android app dev: Add ActionBar to Preference Activity

When I converted an activity into PreferenceActivity, I noticed that its ActionBar disappeared. I’ll show you how I brought the ActionBar back to my PreferenceActivity.

In this guide I will assume that the name of the file that contains your is, and that the view assigned to your is named .

First, create settings_toolbar.xml under /app/src/main/res/layout/ and place the following code into it:

Then add the following overridden method to

The Java method programmatically creates a Toolbar object from the XML toolbar at settings_toolbar.xml.

Reference(s): Creating a Preference Screen with support (v21) Toolbar

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