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I have an Android 7.1.1 phone. Before I linked it to a Google account, new contacts would be saved to the phone itself (I think SIM card was also an option).

Now That I've added my Google account, I no longer see "Phone" as a save option. I am forced to save contacts to my Google account (see screenshot).

creating a new contact - save options

Before I added the Google account, the Contact app setting below was unset. Now I cannot deselect Google.

contact app setting - default account

Is it possible to have contact saved to the phone only? I don't want my contacts automatically linked to my Google account.

  • Third party so like this may help? – beeshyams Jan 14 '18 at 1:24
  • @beeshyams Thanks for the suggestion. I'd like to keep using the default Contacts if possible, since other apps depend on it. – BeetleJuice Jan 14 '18 at 16:40

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