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Remove iPhone Safari blue highlight on phone numbers

January 14, 2015

remove iphone phone number highlight

This is a simple one, but on a mobile responsive theme I noticed in Safari the phone numbers where automatically highlighted in blue, destroying the style of the site. Here’s a simple way to remove this.

Add the following code to the HEAD of your site:

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

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Anthony Montalbano

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.

Published on: January 14, 2015

Last modified on: July 22, 2020