Have you been wondering why there isn’t an option to save a contact to the phone storage when you’re creating a new contact ?
The reason is simple: That’s because you’ve signed in with your Xiaomi account on your phone.
In my test, I could see the save-to-phone option when I didn’t sign in with my Xiaomi account. I could create as many contacts as I like and have them stored on my Redmi.
But as soon as I signed in with my Xiaomi account, the contacts on my phone auto-synced to Xiaomi contacts and the save-to-phone option disappeared.
So, what if you turn the auto-sync function off ? In that case, the contacts created in Xiaomi account is stored locally on the phone and ready to be sync in future.
Is this how it works on your Redmi ? Let me know in the comments.
Note: The steps here were written for MIUI V5, based on Android 4.2.2 on a Redmi (HM1W). If you’re having a different model of Redmi or other version of MIUI/Android, there’s a possibility that the steps and screenshots will be different.