When navigating with Safari to some sites that have phone numbers, Safari diligently opens FaceTime when I click on a phone number. Is there a way to prevent this?

I am currently tempted to delete the FaceTime app from the Applications folder, but I hope there is a less drastic way to do this.

more info : Both Chrome and Firefox propose the option to 'open FT' or cancel. I was looking for a similar setting in Safari.

  • That will only happen when you have 2 things setup and one of them is that you either click on a phone number or hover over it and attempt to make a phone call. Are you doing this or are you saying any page with a phone number displayed causes FT to open? – fsb Feb 18 '19 at 20:29
  • my bad ... when i click on the phone number. I just dont want FT to open, under any circumstance. – YvesLeBorg Feb 19 '19 at 1:53
  • What do you want (or expect) to happen when you click a phone number? – IconDaemon Feb 19 '19 at 11:47
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    @IconDaemon nothing. – YvesLeBorg Feb 19 '19 at 13:10
  • Then why do you click on the phone number? – IconDaemon Feb 19 '19 at 13:51

I'm not 100% certain on this

FaceTime menu

If you uncheck "Calls from iPhone" faceTime preferences

in FaceTime Preferences, this should stop happening.

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    When I open FT, there are no preferences available. Probably because i did not provide an iCloud/appleID. I guess i'll be down to nuking the FT App after all. In case you wonder, i cant/wont/dont want an iCloud binding on my dev box , which will be causing havoc with my multiple appleID's and my personal appleID. – YvesLeBorg Feb 19 '19 at 13:18
  • huh... is it just greyed out? – dwightk Feb 19 '19 at 13:23
  • oh, can you send an example url so I can test this? I don't run across phone numbers in websites that often... – dwightk Feb 19 '19 at 13:24
  • it does make sense that the "Calls from iPhone" wouldn't be there without connecting it to your Apple ID, so maybe I'll just delete this answer... – dwightk Feb 19 '19 at 13:31
  • actually it does not ... but the answer is still useful. I think that is a flaw in the design of FT. Yes, greyed out, nada, nil, not available Preferences. There is a phone number at the top right hand corner of crea-med.ca – YvesLeBorg Feb 19 '19 at 13:47

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