How to save in Fae Farm - Manual and Auto Save explained

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An illustration of a Fae Farm save in progress.

Not sure how to save in Fae Farm? With reports of players losing loads of progress early on, the anxiety of playing the game without knowing how to use this simple feature just isn’t worth it. Working on a farm takes time, and doing everything twice can suck the joy out of it.

Below, we’ll quickly go over how to save Fae Farm progress to ensure you won’t lose any of your hard work. We’ll also go over just how progress is tracking in-game, so you’ll know when it’s safe to shut off your system in a hurry, and when you’ll want to hold out to avoid disaster.

For more Fae Farm guides, check out how to get sand. It’s an early step you’ll struggle to take in the game if you’re relying too much on the tutorials. We’ve also covered how to change your appearance in case you want a new look.

How to save in Fae Farm

To manually save your progress in Fae Farm, you just need to open up the in-game menu shown in the bottom-left of the screen.

In this menu, just look for the little quill and ink icon. It should be second from the bottom above the ‘Quit to title’ option.

The Fae Farm menu with the Save option highlighted.
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Pressing that will trigger the auto-save. You should notice a little hitch or pause and the running chickoo icon animation in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Once that disappears, your Fae Farm progress will have been saved. There’s no notice or message for it: just trust the Chickoo

How does auto-save work in Fae Farm?

Though Fae Farm will let you know that it uses an auto-save system, it isn’t one you’ll want to rely on. It’s more of a failsafe.

That’s because the Fae Farm auto-save feature mostly tracks days rather than individual actions. It auto-saves at the beginning of each day as the previous day’s results screen plays out.

Once you agree to progress to the next day, you won’t be able to go back — the auto save will trigger there.

That means returning to the main menu or closing the game in the middle of a day will likely revert you back to the beginning of that day.


Any crops you watered or harvested will return to the state they were in at the beginning of the day. Likewise, turning in items for a job quest or similar activity will be returned and the quest will remain incomplete. You’re essentially turning back time.

For more Fae Farm guides, check out how to fast travel. That’s an early one you’ll want to learn. Likewise, knowing how to sell more items at once, increase your inventory space, and complete the A Watery Wonder quest will help you progress.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Fae Farm page.