Is there a setting which will save the users entry as soon as they type their answer instead of waiting for the transition to the next page? Like google docs?
The Save & Continue feature described here is the best option:
The feature will save entries as soon as they are typed (like you described), so long as the entries are after page 1.
Note that the respondent will need to use the save & continue feature (input their email) in order to gain access back to their same survey.
Hope this helps!