How to Stop Links From Opening Apps on iPhone or iPad

How to Stop Links From Opening Apps on iPhone or iPad

When you search for something on your iPhone like a movie or trailer or anything then if google search returns urls fetched from google search like youtube and when you click on it the link will open from the app which is installed on your app. It can be any app like an amazon link or any other shopping link or any other.

By default, links you tap on your iphone or ipad that are associated with an installed app will open in the app rather than in safari.

While this is mostly a convenience, there may be times you don’t want that to happen.

You can use a simple gesture to open links in safari rather than in an associated installed app.

Now let’s walk through the steps to stop links from opening apps on an iphone or ipad.

Step 1: navigate to the link you want to open on your iphone or ipad that you want to make sure doesn’t open in an installed app.

Step 2: hold a finger against the link to perform a long press on the link , which will bring up an on screen menu.

Step 3: click on “open” in the menu with the safari icon next to it.the link will open the associated webpage in safari rather than in an installed app.

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If you have installed apps and web search results are returning website results and you are having an app installed on your iPhone then your iPhone will open links from apps. Because if you have installed an app and you are searching for a video in google search then it will trigger a youtube app installed on your tv and it will open youtube app directly instead of opening it on safari browser, since you have youtube app installed on your iPhone. 

This is the same case with the other apps installed on your iPhone like if you search something like news or today’s news and if you have a news app installed then it will also open apps on iPhone only if the app is installed.

Uninstall app

If you want to stop links from opening apps on your iPhone then you need to uninstall app so that if there is no iOS application installed then it will not open it on your iphone and it will stop links from opening apps on iPhone or iPad.