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    How can I disable auto save on a form?

    Asked by wobicc on June 06, 2017 at 05:46 AM
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    Answered by candy on June 06, 2017 at 07:44 AM


    As far as I understand you want to disable "Continue Forms Later" option. You can disable it in Form Settings as you can see the screenshot below:

    I hope this helps.


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    Answered by wobicc on June 12, 2017 at 08:38 AM

    No I don't think that answers my question

    when I update a form its automatically saved. meaning if someone is working on the form they might see wrong info.

    Is there a way to change it so that I CAN DECIDE when to save the changes I made?


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    Answered by csvital on June 12, 2017 at 08:55 AM

    Hello wobicc,

    In Jotform v4 auto-save can not be disabled. However, you want to do that, you can change jotform builder version to v3 in your profile settings tab, then you may follow the instructions Disable Auto-Save guide.

    In Jotform v3, your form will save only when you click preview or save button

    Hope this helps

    Do get back to us if you have any questions

    Thank you!

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    Answered by wobicc on June 12, 2017 at 08:58 AM

    Sure does help!

    Thanks :)

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    Answered by mertkeskin on June 12, 2017 at 09:04 AM

    Hello Wobicc,

    Unfortunately, there is  only one way for now to have disabled autosave feature. In its most updated version, there is controversy as to whether you can use it without any problem.But in the older version(version 3.0), you are not gonna have any problem disabling it.


    Although we cannot provide any ensurance this will be implemented in V4.

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    Answered by wobicc on June 12, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    it didnt work...in V3 it still saved the changes instantly. 

    Do you plan to fix this in the future? you should allow the option of saving changes for later... 

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by John_Benson on June 12, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    Unfortunately, there's no way to disable the Autosave feature in the Form Builder V4. This is intended and not an issue to be fixed. However, you can make a request for a feature to disable the Autosave in the Form Builder V4. 

    Also, please check this guide if you want to use V3 and disable the Autosave: https://www.jotform.com/help/86-How-to-Disable-Auto-Save

    Hope that helps. Please give it a try and let us know how it goes. Thank you.