# What to use the wait step for
This step allows you to add a wait to pause your bot run. You can do this to interact with the page and manually enter a password. But the most common use is to slow the bot by a fraction of a second to allow HTML elements, such as a button, to load.
A top tip when testing your Axiom: if you notice actions out of sync or a misfiring clicks, try adding a wait. Its most likely the click fired before the button loaded.
You can use this step to:
- Pause you bot and interact with the page only on Desktop or VPS
- Wait to allow data to load
- Slow the bot to allow buttons and new elements to load
- Allow long file uploads
# How to configure the Wait step
# Set a time in milliseconds
One second it 1000 milliseconds, for waits between click elements try 500.
If you want to learn more, here are some web automation tips.