Forcing iOS phone numbers to link on a webpage

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

If you ever wondered how to remove the auto phone number conversion on web pages then look no further. Just place this in the head of your document and all should be OK.

1<head> ... <meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no" /> Of course you may want to force pages to link a number. You can do this using: ... </head> <body> ... <a href="tel:+1-123-3456-7890"> Call my fake number on: 123-3456-7890 </a> Of course if you are browsing other peoples sites on your i/Pad/Phone/OS device then I have no idea how to turn it off in the settings. ... </body> 

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