Firebase No properties to serialize found on class

The question:

I’m bloqued creating a Firebase Database.

I’m trying to model a class. A very simple class:

package com.glups.model;


public class AlumnoFB {

    private String nombre;
    private String apellidos;
    private String telefono;
    private String email;
    private Boolean tieneWhatsapp;
    private Boolean tieneTelegram;
    private Boolean tieneHangouts;
    private Long formaPago;
    private Double ratioHora;
    private Double precioHora;
    private Double horasCompensadas;

    public AlumnoFB() {
        // Default constructor required for calls to DataSnapshot.getValue(User.class)

    public AlumnoFB(String nombre,
                    String apellidos,
                    String telefono,
                    String email,
                    Boolean tieneWhatsapp,
                    Boolean tieneTelegram,
                    Boolean tieneHangouts,
                    Long formaPago,
                    Double ratioHora,
                    Double precioHora,
                    Double horasCompensadas) {
        this.nombre = nombre;
        this.apellidos = apellidos;
        this.telefono = telefono; = email;
        this.tieneWhatsapp = tieneWhatsapp;
        this.tieneTelegram = tieneTelegram;
        this.tieneHangouts = tieneHangouts;
        this.formaPago = formaPago;
        this.ratioHora = ratioHora;
        this.precioHora = precioHora;
        this.horasCompensadas = horasCompensadas;

that is almost like a sample class from Firebase.

Application user obtained from getUser() has been logged on Firebase.

When I call SetValue:

AlumnoFB alumno = new AlumnoFB("", "", "", "", false, false, false, ((Integer)FormaPago.INT_NO_PAGADO).longValue(), 0.0, 0.0, 0.0);
    mDatabase.child("AlumnoFB").child(ControlClasesFirebase.getUser().getUid()).setValue(alumno) ;

A fatal exception raises.

06-10 10:17:37.179 13841-13841/com.glups.controlclases E/AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main
Process: com.glups.controlclases, PID: 13841 No properties to serialize found on class com.glups.model.AlumnoFB
at$zza.<init>(Unknown Source)
at Source)
at Source)
at Source)
at Source)
at Source)
at com.glups.controlclases.MainActivity$4.onClick(
at android.view.View.performClick(
at android.view.View$
at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(
at android.os.Looper.loop(
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(

I’ve checked types, and all are accepted. What’s wrong?

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

Firebase require your Pojo to have public variables or getter/setter.

Change variable declarations to public

public String nombre;
public String apellidos;
public String telefono;
public String email;
public Boolean tieneWhatsapp;
public Boolean tieneTelegram;
public Boolean tieneHangouts;
public Long formaPago;
public Double ratioHora;
public Double precioHora;
public Double horasCompensadas;

Method 2

If you are using proguard, some methods in the model could be stripped out depending on your configuration. As we know that there is no much optimization to POJO as it has only fields with getters and/or (optionally) setters, you can use the annotation “@Keep” so proguard will not delete any methods from this class.

Check this for more info:

public class Store {}

Method 3

In my case I forgot to add a proguard rule to keep the model classes:

-keep class** { *; }

This is same as @aselims’s answer, just proguard version.

I found it in the official firestore example:

Method 4

I have got this issue today and just resolve this providing getter/setter for private variables.


private String pid;

public String getPid() {
    return pid;

public void setPid(String pid) { = pid;

Now it’s work perfectly without any error. Hope it will help newbies devs.

Method 5


In my case the issue was only in release/signed mode APK. So I fixed by doing these steps..

1- Added all model classes into proguaed rules like

-keep class com.YOUR_PACKAGE_NAME.modelClass.** { *; }


public class modelClass {}

2- Declared all variables of model class as private

3- Removed conflicting keys

Chill Pill 🙂

Method 6

Verify this:

buildTypes {
    release {
        minifyEnabled false
    debug {
        minifyEnabled false

Method 7

Declare variables as public.

public String email

Method 8

In case anyone runs into this and none of the above solutions work, the variables declared also need to be of Object type and not raw types.

For example, you can use Integer‘s but you cannot use int‘s.

Same is true for boolean, float, double, etc. Basically, any unboxed type.

Method 9


public Date date; 

helped me to resolve the issue

Method 10

You can do either of the two things –

  1. Make your variables public
  2. Add getters and setters for all the variables

Method 11

To solve the issue as mentionned below you should declare the class as Serializable and for the code :

`data class Review(
    var rating:Float=0f,
    var userId:String="",
    var textR:String="",
    @ServerTimestamp var timestamp: Date? = null
constructor( rating: Float,userId: String, text: String):this() {
    this.userId = userId
    this.rating = rating
    this.textR = text

Method 12

Try This Solution!

1- Implement Serializable interface

class model implements Serializable {}

2- Class Model with Private properties with Constructor and public setter and getter methods

public class Message implements Serializable {

private Date created;

private String content;
private String from;
private String to;

public Message(Date created, String content, String from, String to) {
    this.created = created;
    this.content = content;
    this.from = from; = to;

public Date getCreated() {
    return created;

public void setCreated(Date created) {
    this.created = created;

public String getContent() {
    return content;

public void setContent(String content) {
    this.content = content;

public String getFrom() {
    return from;

public void setFrom(String from) {
    this.from = from;

public String getTo() {
    return to;

public void setTo(String to) { = to;


3- add this code in Proguard rules as said here

    # Add this global rule
-keepattributes Signature

# This rule will properly ProGuard all the model classes in
# the package com.yourcompany.models.
# Modify this rule to fit the structure of your app.
-keepclassmembers class com.yourcompany.models.** {

All methods was sourced from or, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

Leave a Comment