Dan Stutzman

Prevent iPhone's automatic hyperlinking of numbers

Published 2011-03-04

If you browse to your web site with Safari on iOS, you might notice that numbers with dashes (for example, 2003-2004) can incorrectly become hyperlinks (for example, 2003-2004).  According to the relevant page in Apple's documentation, you can disable this behavior by adding the following meta tag:

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