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).
Before I added the Google account, the Contact app setting below was unset. Now I cannot deselect Google.
Is it possible to have contact saved to the phone only? I don't want my contacts automatically linked to my Google account.