Q. “How do I make phone numbers ‘live’ links when building a mobile site for iOS or Android?”
Perhaps you want to do the same thing. Maybe you are building a “Contact Us” page on your mobile-optimized website in iFlyMobi. If so, here’s how you can do it:
- Via the “My Websites” page, select the website that you wish to edit
- Then, click the “Edit” button for the page that you want to add the phone number link to
- Within the WYSISYG editor, type in the phone number (i.e. “If you need assistance, please call us at 978-694-9992″)
- Select/highlight the text that you want to be a link
- Click the hyperlink button in the editor
- In the “Link URL” field, enter the following “tel:9786949992″ (of course, change the phone number to be your own)
By doing that, most smartphones will display the text as a link when someone views your page. Upon clicking the link, they should be presented with a prompt to call the corresponding number.
We hope that this helps!
FYI — We tested it successfully on an iPhone and an Android phone. If you want to do this to your own website, iFlyMobi is a mobile website builder that allows you to easily design a custom mobile website for your business!