How To Turn Off Autosave In Pokémon Sword And Shield

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Pokémon Sword and Shield will have the Autosave function switched on automatically, but there is a way to turn it off and rely only on manual saving to save your progress.

How To Turn Off Autosave In Pokémon Sword And Shield

Options Menu

To turn off Autosave in Pokémon Sword and Shield, follow the below steps:

  • Hit X to open the main Menu
  • Navigate to Options
  • Scroll down to the “Autosave” option
  • Set to Off by using the left thumbstick
  • Hit A to confirm the change

And that’s it; Autosave is now switched off. While Autosave might seem like a great function, this is the first game in the series that has an Autosave function, so long time Trainers might want to turn it off for a more traditional experience.

In an interview with Game Informer, Game Freak director Shigeru Ohmori went into some details about the new addition. “It’s a new feature we’re implementing: full autosave functionality. Traditionally in Pokémon games, it’s an important thing to write your report to record your save, and that’s always been a staple, like, ‘Remember to save your game!’ We do have an autosave feature this time, where you can just adventure, and it’ll constantly save the game.”

And there you have it. If you want to turn off Autosave for that traditional feel, you now know how to do it. Just remember, it is on by default, so the game will always be saving your progress, just in case. If anything goes wrong, you shouldn’t lose much progress at all.