Found a way to stop Safari from redirecting you to the app variant of the web when tapping a link!

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by selective, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. selective Suspended


    Jul 15, 2016
    Although there are some websites that still force you into the App Store when tapping on a link in Safari, there is a way to stop Safari from automatically opening app variants of it when you click a link.

    # So...

    When you tap on a link (that has an app variant of it [that is also installed on your phone]) it will redirect you to the app, correct?

    Once you're at the app now, on the top left of your status bar—you should see, "< Back to Safari", then on the very right you should see the website link, example: " >" if you tap that, it will redirect you back to your Safari and your device will now remember to never redirect you to the app unless you tap on the grey banner underneath the URL link.

    I just realized this... because I was wondering why my iPhone 6s kept opening up only webpages while my iPad or old iPhone kept opening up the apps!
  2. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    I don't understand.. wasn't this straightforward enough? I'm not trying to condescend, just that Apple's implemented an awful lot of features so that they're almost impossible to find. Like Long Press on Refresh/tab (Safari) and Tap on the Arrow for reverse Panorama (Camera).. This isn't nearly the worst one.
  3. selective thread starter Suspended


    Jul 15, 2016
    It is a hidden feature that not everyone knows about. Just like the hidden features you've said, I'm spreading awareness to those who hate Safari redirecting.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like this is basically more of an iOS 9 thing as that is where all that was introduced.
  5. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Fwiw another way to revert to using the app again after tapping the "website >" link, is if you long press a link to the website in question, you can choose to open in the app. After that it will use the app again by default.
  6. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    My only point is that this is quite an obvious feature, and I'm assuming most people know.
  7. Chris in DC macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2014
    Not obvious to me. Thanks, OP, for posting.
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Nor me. Again, thanks OP.
  9. OriginalClone macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2012
  10. Gonky macrumors regular


    Oct 8, 2010
    Thanks OP. Is there a way to set this so that News links in Spotlight take you to the web article instead of the news app?
  11. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
  12. selective thread starter Suspended


    Jul 15, 2016
    You have to be Canadian / and not having the News app would suffice ;))
  13. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Good find. I do notice there are something called "" when opening a tweet in safari but does not realise that link is for this purpose.

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