That is not a solution! Here we go again with another distraction from what ought to be the focus. The solution is not for me to transfer my contacts to any external medium, it is for "samsung" to not force me to give them access to information that is private and has no semblance to what needs to be done for an update. Really, why does "samsung" need access to my contacts in order to update my wallpaper? This is just a despicable behaviour and greed. Phones are already overpriced but yet monetizing customers is still a priority of the capitalist greed.
In my contacts is stored certain sensitive information that I absolutely cannot release to Samsung. I imagine that means I must use the phone without Galaxy Store or any of the Samsung apps. That is mostly fine, but I'm concerned about security updates. Are security updates delivered through the Galaxy Store? Or are there other ways to obtain them?