Turn off Auto-Save on Android App

10/08/18 Edited 12/09/19

Is it possible to turn the auto-save function on the Smartsheet Android app 'off'? When our guys use the app on their tablets when they have a weak connection, after each cell there is a long wait untill it has saved. is it possible to turn this off, and maybe just save it when required, or when you leave the sheet or something? Similar to how this works on the web app.

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  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Grant,

    Unfortunately, I don't think it's possible because of how the mobile apps are structured. A possible workaround depending on your specific use case could be to use a third party tool that can work offline. 

    Would that work for you?

    I hope this helps you!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant @ Get Done Consulting

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

  • Richard Rymill SBPRichard Rymill SBP Top Contributor

    Thanks Andree 

    yes that tool is called Appsheet and keep a copy of your data on the local device, so for example you can work in a tunnel, complete your tasks or reports locally then when you come up for air(a signal) press the sync button and upload what you saved. There is a cost, but that is only one of dozens of ways that Appsheet can help stretch Smartsheet and make it even better. 

    We know this because we are the worldwide consultants for both systems with lots of client experience to draw upon. Smartsheet introduced us to Appsheet some 3 years ago.  

    Hope that helps?

    RichardR

     

  • Thanks both. I explored these options, but resolved the main issue was that i had too much archive information on my sheets, which is why it was taking longer to save. i have got rid of most of this now, and it is back to its original speed.

    Do think it is worth Smartsheet considering for a future update though, as i guess it is a fairly widespread issue!

  • Andrée StaråAndrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭

    Happy to help!

    Best,

    Andrée Starå

    Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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