Question: How to Disable Phone Number Highlighting/Linking on iOS
one thing constantly annoying me is the fact that iOS seems to detect almost every conceivable sequence of digits as a phone number, highlights it by making it look as a link, and keeps me from just copy/pasting it as an ordinary character sequence. It lets me do a "copy phone number", but as soon as I try to paste it somewhere, it messes it up, with a "tel:..." prefix and stripping some digits of it. There doesn't seem to be an option to "Just Copy"...
This is certainly the most annoying feature of iOS for me right now. And things like this tend to happen when you create software that tries to get super smart and claims to know the user's intentions better than the user itself.
How can I turn off the phone number detection feature, or how can I copy a phone number into the clipboard as just another sequence of characters, without any interpretation?
iPhone 7, iOS 11.1