Any disadvantages to auto-sync?


(Katy) #1

Hi everyone! I was wondering if there are any disadvantages to turning on “auto sync” for our app. It’s not currently enabled, but I’m wondering if this was a potential oversight or if there are some compelling reasons to disable it. Thanks for your help!


(Clayton Sims) #2

Hi Katy,

The only significant disadvantage is that although forms submit in the background, Syncs block the user for a bit of time until they complete, so in certain network conditions it can prevent the user for using the app for a bit of time the first time the use the app each day.

Overall I think we recommend most projects use auto-sync to ensure that Location tables, lookup tables, or shared cases are updated regularly.

-Clayton