Frederic Morin Frederic Morin - 1 month ago 13
HTML Question

How to trigger a phone call when clicking a link in a web page on mobile phone

I need to build a web page for mobile devices. There's only one thing I still haven't figured out: how can I trigger a phone call through the click of text?

Is there a special URL I could enter like the

mailto:
tag for emails?

Device specific solution are not preferred.

I know iPhone automatically recognizes phone numbers and creates a link for this, but it would be great if this could be done for images too... and also for most mobile devices.

Answer

Most modern devices support the tel: scheme. So use <a href="tel:555-555-5555">555-555-5555</a> and you should be good to go.

If you want to use it for an image, the <a> tag can handle the <img/> placed in it just like other normal situations with : <a href="tel:555-555-5555"><img src="path/to/phone/icon.jpg" /></a>