Synchronization with Google allows you to store your Xiaomi contacts in your email account. However, MIUI gives you the option to save your contacts in other locations such as your Mi account, the internal storage of the device and even on the SIM card.
In the past, it was common to save your contacts on your SIM card so that you could keep them in case your device was damaged . So, if you want to save your contacts, you can always store them on the SIM. How? Coming up next, we tell you.
So you can save contacts in the SIM of your Xiaomi
When we use a Xiaomi mobile for the first time, it asks us to configure a default contact storage . However, it is possible to save new contacts in other locations. To get new contacts stored on the SIM card, just follow these steps:
- Enter the keyboard .
- Enter the phone number you want to add.
- Press " Create new contact ."
- Next, the " Add to contacts " tab opens. The default storage location appears in this section.
- Then, in the " Save in " section, pull down the menu and select " SIM ."
- To finish, click " Save ."
In this way, all the contacts that you save from now on will be stored on the SIM card. In case you have more than one SIM card, be sure to check which is the default SIM to store your contacts.
How to move existing contacts
If you want to move a contact that has already been created to the SIM, you must go to " Contacts ," select the contact you want to move and press the icon with the three vertical dots in the upper right corner.
Then, from the drop-down menu, select " Move to another account ." In this way, the contact will be sent to the device. Later, you must locate the contact in the device's storage and repeat the previous procedure.
After pressing " Move to another account " again from the device storage, the system will give you the option to move the contact to the SIM card. This process can be tedious, as it can only be done with one contact at a time .
In addition, if the Google synchronization is active, the system will send the contact again, from the device storage, to the email account . Therefore it is advisable to create the contact from scratch and save it on the SIM .