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Use the options to manage behavior, for example

  • how often Snap Offline Interviewer synchronizes with the server
  • how it behaves when unattended (setting idle timeouts, survey messages etc.)

You can either

  • use the individual survey settings


  • use Snap Offline Interviewer settings for all surveys.

View or edit the settings

  1. In Snap Offline Interviewer select the menu using the 3 bars icon on the left hand side, if required.
  2. Select Settings from the menu to view and edit the interviewer settings.
  3. Select Restore defaults if you would like to return all the settings to the default values supplied by Snap Surveys.
  4. Always check that the survey works as you expect after changing these settings
Auto-synchronizeSynchronize automatically with server (attempted every ten minutes). If this is set to OFF, click Sync to synchronize manually.
Auto-sync every (minutes)Specify how long the device waits before automatically synchronizing with Snap Online.
Sync every (# of responses)Specify after how many responses the device collects before synchronizing with Snap Online
Use survey settingsSet to ON to use the timeout and autosubmit settings defined in the survey. Set it to OFF to override the survey settings with the settings on this page.
Timeout during surveySet to ON to enable timeout (reset the survey if no-one has entered any data for a specified time)
Idle timeout (seconds)How long (in seconds) the questionnaire is idle before timing out (recommended to be at least 15 seconds to give the respondent time to read a question)
Submit partial surveySet to ON to submit the survey on timeout. Set to OFF to discard the partial survey.
Auto submit last pageSet to ON to hide a Submit button (if included in survey) and submit the survey after a specified idle time. The Submit button will never be hidden on one-page surveys. Set to OFF to display the Submit button and submit survey when button is pressed. If set to OFF, the survey will remain on the last page and never be submitted if it does not include a Submit button.
Auto submit time (seconds)Specify how long the last page is idle before the survey is submitted (recommended to be at least 15 seconds to give the respondent time to read a question).
Submit messageSet to Default/None/Custom.
Default/Custom messageView the default or enter the custom message the respondent will see when the survey is submitted.
Countdown time (seconds)Set how long the timeout message is displayed after the idle timeout has completed.
Timeout messageEnter the message to display. An {x} will be replaced by the countdown timer.
Enable App TimeoutIf App Timeout is enabled, then Snap Offline Interviewer will show a login screen after 10 minutes of inactivity. If the App Timeout is disabled the app will not timeout.