Number is detected as phone number even though meta tag exists

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Description of the issue: Numbers are detected as phone numbers in Brave on iOS even though <meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no"> is present in the <head> section of a webpage.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Add <meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no"> to the <head> section of a webpage containing a number that is not supposed to be detected (example).
  2. View that page in Brave on iOS.
  3. Notice that the number is detected.

Expected result: The number should not be detected.

Brave Version(check About Brave): 1.60 (

Mobile Device details: iPhone 14, iOS 17.1.2

Additional Information: Safari and DuckDuckGo on iOS do not detect the number on that example webpage. Chrome on iOS detects the number, but that detection can be switched off by going to chrome://flags, searching for phone, toggling Phone number experience enable to Disabled, restarting the app, and then opening the example webpage again.

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