Prevent closing Obsidian if it is currently syncing (or keep syncing in the background)

This feature request applies to mainly Obsidian Sync.

Use case or problem

I would like it if the application prevented me from closing it (or kept syncing in the background). Currently I am having pretty much daily a situation where I have written a lot of new things in a note and I close obsidian before it is has finished syncing. This means that when opening on a different device there is content missing.

Proposed solution

My proposed solution is to either:

  • Prevent the application from being closed.
  • Ask if it should wait until synced before closing.
  • Keeping the sync going in the background until finished.

Current workaround (optional)

I have not found a workaround except for learning to wait!

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There’s an existing request for “keep syncing in background”. If you’re on iOS, the system limits background activity so there’s not much that can be done there.

You can turn on Settings > Sync > Prevent Device Sleep. I don’t know how much it helps, but I’m using it.