Grand Theft Auto 5 refuses to save my game automatically. After each play, on load it reverts to the start. I am not an experianced gamer. Please help as I cannot keep starting from the beginning. Thanks

  • How far in the game have you made it when you stop playing? Sep 29, 2013 at 17:12
  • Got past first two storylines-got money initially and then made it to the car. Sep 29, 2013 at 17:24
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    Hit the start button on your controller. Save is somewhere in there, but it sounds like if the phone is not coming up, you may have to get farther in to the game to save it. Sep 29, 2013 at 17:52
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    Saved eventually after getting to Lamars house and sleeping-v frustrating to replay initial part of game so many times. Sep 29, 2013 at 23:30
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    @PaulD.Waite ... either?
    – Robotnik
    Oct 3, 2013 at 3:44

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There's three ways to save the game. You can save through the start menu. You can save at a safe house if you have one unlocked. The game should autosave after completing a mission, as long as you don't have autosave turned off.


Grand Theft Auto 5 refuses to save my game automatically.

You can head down to Pause Menu > Settings > Saving/Saving and Startup and check that Autosave is enabled.

PS3 & Xbox 360:

Autosave on PS3

PS4, Xbox One and PC:

Autosave on PC

Even if the auto save didn't work, you can quick save after a mission by using the phone:

Quick save on Franklin's phone

Or by sleeping on one of the beds:

Franklin's bed on his aunt house.

After that you will have to choose a save space, you can either create a new one or overwrite an existing save:

The save game screen with 10 used slots of 15.

After that the current game state will be saved and the progress should stay intact, but remember to save the game constantly!

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