How to disable phone number linking in Safari on an iOS device?

Submitted by Jochus on Thu, 01/05/2014 - 07:33 | Posted in: Mac

I recently got a question from somebody who has a personal site on the web and he wanted to disable the phone number linking on his own site (which is rendered automatically in the Safari application of an iPad). I first assumed that such request could not be answered, but I came across following solution:

If you include the following meta tag at the top of your page:

<meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no">

... phone linking will be disabled. More information can be found on the developer pages of Apple:


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 30/10/2015 - 11:57

for fax please?

Submitted by Jochus on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 11:58

For fax, it should be the same. I guess your fax number is similar to your phone number?

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