# Persistence

In iOS we can keep arbitrarily user data using the NSUserDefaults class. For complex data we can use the SQLite library. The NSUserDefaults uses a plist to store the users preferences

## Save data

To save data use the NSUserDefaults.StandardUserDefaults and use one of the Set methods, providing the key and the value as follows:

 1 NSUserDefaults.StandardUserDefaults.SetString("joseph", "NICKNAME"); 

The first argument is the value, and the second argument is the key.

To read the value stored in the NSUserDefaults we can one of the methods that start with the type and provide the key as follows:
 1 var nickname = NSUserDefaults.StandardUserDefaults.StringForKey("NICKNAME");