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In Safari and the Notes app on iPhone, wherever there are strings of numbers they get linked and treated as phone numbers.

I'm sure there was a setting to turn this off but I cannot find it. Where is it?

(Note: I'm not asking for how to prevent this happening on web pages as in this question, just a setting for my phone.)

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It is currently not possible to disable the automatic linking for phone numbers, web addresses, and email addresses on iOS 7, and it never has been possible on previous iOS versions.

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On iOS, the phone number auto-detection can be disabled on a per instance basis by enclosing the number with backticks (backquote, Grave Accent UTF-8 0x06).

The following example was tested in a Calendar event note:

`55-01234`

The backtick ` can be reached by a press & hold on the single quote ' of the keyboard.

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