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ios – How to make a phone number in excel clickable on an iPhone?

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

i have an Excel-Sheet in which i create phone hyperlinks by vba with the format

tel:+49 1234 56789

(in the actual link there is “%20” included for spaces like this: “tel:+49%201234%2056789”). The hyperlink is working fine and clickable on a Windows PC (e.g. it opens Skype to call the number), but it also has work when I open the Excel file on an Iphone. So if i click on the number it should open the call menu.

So far i have tried using “callto:” instead of “tel:” and different phone number formatting, but nothing worked so far. A short click on an Iphone does nothing, and if I do a long click i can just copy the number.

How to&Answers:

tel is the correct protocol to use and it works.

I created a sample Excel file and manually set the link to

tel:+49%201234%2056789

When the Excel file is opened in Excel for iPhone, tap the cell with the link and then tap Link

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Then tap Open

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and then tap Call

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