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How to Enable Auto Fill on Forms

How to Enable Auto Fill on Forms

Enabling the AUTOFILL feature will automatically save the form's field values locally (browser local storage) for up to 24 hours. The saved local data is cleared when the form is submitted, or after the 24 hours from the form access time. This way, your users don't lose any single data if they accidentally close or reload their browser while filling out the form. Please note that your users need to use the same browser in order for the saved field values to autofill in the form.

1. Click SETTINGS at the top > FORM SETTINGS on the left > then click the SHOW MORE OPTIONS button.

2. Scroll down a bit and change CONTINUE FORMS LATER to ENABLED.

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 the session parameter method.

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  • laurena1


    Is there any way people can access their saved forms for longer than a 24 hour period?


  • BluePearlsEnrichmentFoundationI

    Do you need to use both the session parameter method and also enable the continue forms later button for data to be saved or are you good with only using one or the other?


  • Carpenter277

    Trying to use translate for forms but no autofill or translating not working can you help Thanks

  • karenb25

    That is great, thank you very much for coming back to me.



  • Gracieroo

    Hi! I have several name fields on my form... Owner Name, Registered Name, Call Name, etc.
    They are all being automatically filled with the Owner Name when autofill is used to complete their address, phone, email. How can I keep this from happening? Thanks!!

  • Phil Mather

    Is it posable for previous submissions from a jot form to auto fill in future forms.
    Foe example if a past submission has the client name and personal details can 5his auto fill the next time they use the form.
    Or if a client is regularly submitting the same information like product codes or expiration dates can this auto fill for them next time and they just change if required.

  • AiTing

    We've tried this and everything saved except the files we ask people to attach. We've tried firefox, chrome, and safari, whenever we leave the pages, everything saved, except files. Can you let us know how to solve it?


  • ciaud

    Continue forms Later - Don´t Work!!!

  • SouthernAtheltics

    How can we give our repeat customers the quickest/easiest way to complete new forms? A single customer may purchase 4 or more programs a year, and each program must have its own registration form. Rather than asking our customers to enter their contact info and other personal info 4 or more times a year (every time they purchase a program), how can we make this process as close to 1-click as possible for repeat customers?

  • aupairassist

    how will the URL look like of the form when my customer clicked on it? Which number will you use?

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  • Susan1

    Your video shows the old way and the new way doesn't show a way to see how long the continue form is enabled - can someone come back a week later, a month later, etc.? Thanks,

  • customlogoshop

    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

  • pivotmedia

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

  • amutha

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

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

  • karenb25

    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.

  • karenb25

    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.

  • Deb

    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

  • Kieng

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

  • K

    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!

  • RuthfWestcott

    It doesn't save your uploaded documents :(

  • Brian Hearne

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


  • campustarget

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

  • vision2die4

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

  • bouillon

    Thanks, that solves that problem

  • pckingpankaj


  • PanaWakke

    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!


  • Ilia

    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!