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February 9th 2011

Disable Telephone Detection in PhoneGap-iOS

The iPhone’s Mobile Safari can automatically detect and link telephone numbers.

Disable Telephone Detection in Mobile Safari

For mobile web applications, you can disable telephone number detection with <meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no" />.

Disable Telephone Detection in UIWebView

PhoneGap instantiates a browser using the UIWebView Class. Unfortunately, UIWebView ignores <meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no" />.

For PhoneGap-iPhone / PhoneGap-iOS applications, you can disable telephone number detection by adding the following to your project’s application delegate: