failover in AG (SQL 2012)- manual-vs-auto

ASynchronous (between primary & secondary) AG does not allow automatic failovers? is there any trick to still make the auto failover to happen in ASynchronous  mode and avoid the situation of needing manual failovers?
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
No and no.
25112Author Commented:
so, we just have to be mentally prepared to do manual failover all the time with AG, if we prefer the benefits of Asynchronous  (faster)? That seems to be a 'con' or downside? Is this why Synchronous is perhaps best use of AG?
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Let call it "feature" :)
Is how Microsoft built it. I believe is because of limitations on the Asynchronous method. The usual landscape is to set a Synchronous copy for High Availability and Asynchronous for Disaster and Recovery.

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25112Author Commented:
good point.
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