How to Enable Auto Fill Feature

Last Update: May 19, 2016

Enabling Autofill feature will automatically save the form's field values locally (browser local storage) until the form is submitted. This way, your users don't lose any single data if they accidentally close or reload their browser while filling the form. Please take note that they need to use the same browser in order for the saved field values to autofill in the form.

Here's how to enable Autofill:

1. While in the form builder, click "Preferences" to open Form Preferences window


2. In the Preferences window, click "ADVANCED" tab 

3. Then set Continue Forms Later to Enabled.





Please check this video to see how it works!

We also have another form saving method which saves the form data to the JotForm server and can be accessed using different browsers, this is called session parameter method.

Got questions? Write comments below!


16 Comments...


   
Ilia (May 17, 2013 at 05:59 AM)

Hi there,

I just wanted to see if I am correct in saying that once this feature is enabled, i could send the form to 100 different people to fill in and each person's form would be unique to the content that they entered?

However, should these people wish to close the form and continue at a later stage, will their info still be there? including there uploads?

and will they be able to click simply click on the primary link they received to access their form that they were previously busy with?

Thanks so much for your time!

Regards,
Ilia

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PanaWakke (July 30, 2013 at 06:14 PM)

Guys, many thanks!

One more question: Does it work provided you're using the same computer or is there a form ID that the person filling the form should store?

Thanks again!

S

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pckingpankaj (August 05, 2013 at 11:26 PM)

Great


   
bouillon (October 04, 2013 at 07:09 AM)

Thanks, that solves that problem
Regards


   
vision2die4 (January 03, 2014 at 07:59 PM)

great job guys - that previous workaround looked like a complete head ache


   
campustarget (February 06, 2014 at 10:25 AM)

Thank you for doing this! This saves the day for us!


   
Brian Hearne (February 12, 2014 at 04:53 AM)

Hi, just to clarify, this will work over a form that has multiple pages right?

Thanks.

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RuthfWestcott (June 20, 2014 at 10:10 AM)

It doesn't save your uploaded documents :(

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K (February 27, 2015 at 07:09 AM)

Just to clarify, does this still save to the database on jotform any partially completed forms? For example, if I had a long form with multiple pages, and wanted to make sure I was collecting even partially completed forms (to determine if people were getting stuck/which questions they were abandoning the form at, etc) would this solution allow me to do this? If not, is there any way I could get partially completed forms to save to the jotform database? Thanks for your help!

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Kieng (August 17, 2015 at 06:51 PM)

I don't see the Autofill option listed under Preferences. How do I get this option so that I can enable it?

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Deb (September 16, 2015 at 07:12 PM)

is it possible to enter previously submitted info?

a) to update months after submitting

b) pasting info from google sheet, then sending form with that info already entered

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karenb25 (October 29, 2015 at 05:42 AM)

Is there a way of clearing the data once the form has been finished and submitted?

I went back into my form today and submitted it, but now when I enter the form link I get the previous one that I already completed and submitted.

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karenb25 (November 04, 2015 at 07:16 AM)

The auto fill function does not appear to be working now on our form.

I have checked the form is set up properly and auto fill is enabled on jotform but when one of our assessors enters data and then closes the form the date inputted is no longer there.

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amutha (December 01, 2015 at 03:40 AM)

in running program,the last section of only textbox data not appear.

i add autofill option,but the textbox data not appear in online.

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pivotmedia (August 19, 2016 at 10:34 AM)

I tried to do put this option in place; however, it did not work?

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customlogoshop (September 07, 2016 at 09:34 AM)

How can I stop the form from clearing when the user goes back from PayPal?

When I use the submit button to to paypal, it goes to the first page of my form with all the data cleared

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