Iphone – How to disable phone number detection in mobile safari


I have tried to disable phone number detection in safari for my web app but it still shows 7 character strings comprised of numbers as phone numbers. I used the apple provided meta tag but no joy.

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

Anyone else run into this problem and work around it?


Update: It looks like it does not detect phone numbers in safari but rather when I save the page as an icon and run it from the home screen.

Best Solution

Are you loading this in a UIWebView? If so, you need to set the property for dataDetectorTypes. e.g:

webView.dataDetectorTypes = UIDataDetectorTypeNone

Valid detector types are here.

Search for UIWebView on apple's site for a description of how to set the property there.


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