Forcing website rather than app to be used

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ftlum, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. ftlum macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2011
    Hi All.

    When you click on iOS links, is there a way to stop apps like Amazon from loading, when you really just want the Amazon website / browser to show up instead? A lot of the time, I find that the desktop version of the website either displays things more to my liking or has better functionality than the app. I think the Facebook app does this too.

    I don't want to delete these apps completely-- there are times when they're useful. I would just like some control of when they come up.

  2. a7thton macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2015
    I believe those are called "universal links" and I don't know of a way to stop the action.
  3. iTom17 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2013
    Eindhoven, the Netherlands
    Well, if the app does load when you don't want it to, you can tap the link in the right side of the status bar. Twitter for example, shows one that leads to their actual website instead of 'Back to Safari'. Not all websites have this, and somehow IMDb doesn't show any links at all. At least, not anymore. Could have to do with their coding or something.

    'Terug naar Safari' (Dutch) means of course 'Back to Safari'

  4. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    I asked this question regarding the Amazon app. Once transferred to the app without your say-so there will be a link at the top right of your screen, where the battery meter is, allowing you to go to the main website. It's a link similar to the 'go back to mail etc' link you get at the top left of the screen.

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