Auto Save Option

Hi All,
Is there a way to save automatically in kobo, like every 5 minutes or 2 minutes.
Thank you.

What do you want to save, please?

  • form development?
  • data entry?
  • …?

With Enketo (webform) or Collect?

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I am looking for auto data save (data entry) while interview is in progress using kobotoolbox app in android. Thank you.

As far as I know, Collect is doing some automatic save, see an (old) posting
“ODK Collect saves a checkpoint of the form data every time the user pages forward or backward, and every time the app’s onSaveInstanceState() method is called.”
https://forum.getodk.org/t/automatically-save-form-as-data-is-entered/2373

And
https://nafundi.com/blog/posts/increasing-data-safety-in-odk-collect-with-delete-after-send-and-forced-form-save/

Also, users can use any time the save button in the top menu and will get a message if you want to close the app.

Maybe @Kal_Lam can add recent details.

And @hrh_mhssp would you mind to explain what you need more, please?

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Thank you @wroos
Thanks for the help. I couldn’t make it happen :smile:
In my data collection process, it happens few times that the kobo app just crash or close suddenly. To avoid refilling or data entry, I was looking for any option for auto save every specific interval like 2 minutes or 5 minutes or 30 minutes.

Maybe you will need to uninstall the app and reinstall it again. That should fix the crashing issue.

Thanks @Kal_Lam , I will re-install and check.
Any other command on auto save of data entry apart from the above mentioned by @wroos .