Getting answers from your Google Forms respondents can sometimes be a difficult process. Locked mode is one way to make this process simpler and easier. Learn how to get answers in locked mode on Google Forms in this step-by-step guide.
Note: This guide assumes you already know the basics of creating and publishing a Google Form.
What is Locked Mode and How Does it Help?
When you use locked mode for your Google Forms, respondents will be able to fill out the form, but won't be able to go back and edit their entries. This helps to make sure that respondents don't change any of their answers after submitting.
How to Set Up Locked Mode
Go to your Google Forms and select the form you want to set up Locked Mode on.
Once the form is open, click on the Responses tab at the top right corner.
At the top right corner, click on the Settings button. This will open up a new window.
On the left-hand side in this window, click on the General tab.
Next, scroll to the Collect Responses section and click on the checkbox for Locked Mode.
After that, check the box for Restrict Access with a Passphrase (Optional).
- Finally, click Save at the bottom of the page.
Now your form will be in locked mode and anyone who will fill out the form will not be able to edit it after submitting.
- What happens if a respondent tries to go back and edit their entry?
If a respondent tries to go back and edit their entry after submitting the form, they will be unable to do so as the form is in locked mode.
- Can I switch off locked mode after setting it up?
Yes, you can turn off locked mode anytime you want by following the same steps you took to set it up, except you need to uncheck the box for locked mode instead of checking it.
- What if I forget my passphrase to access the locked mode form?
If you forget your passphrase to access the locked mode form, you will not be able to access the form or view any responses. You will need to set up another passphrase in order to view the responses.
- Is it possible to collect responses without using locked mode?
Yes, it is possible to collect responses without using locked mode. You can simply uncheck the box for locked mode when setting up your form and your respondents will be able to edit their responses after submitting the form.
- Do I need to use passphrase access when creating a locked mode form?
No, you don’t need to use passphrase access when creating a locked mode form. Passphrase access is an optional feature that you can use for additional security.