This isn’t a common problem, I imagine. But the behavior was unexpected to me.
Create a note with this text
Click the link.
A link will open in the phone app (or, more accurately, a prompt will appear confirming that you want to call the number). The number to be called should be as it is entered in the url:
The url that gets opened, and the number that gets called, is
# seemingly got url-encoded into
%23, but the
% got lost somewhere and we are left with only the
- Operating system: iOS 16
SYSTEM INFO: Operating system: ios 16.0.2 (Apple iPhone) Obsidian version: 1.3.2 (69) API version: v0.15.9 Login status: not logged in Live preview: on Legacy editor: off Base theme: dark Community theme: none Snippets enabled: 0 Restricted mode: off Plugins installed: 1 Plugins enabled: 0 RECOMMENDATIONS: none
As a workaround, if I manually url-encode the first
# myself, the link works as expected. But only the first one matters; if I url-encode the second
# but not the first then I still get the unexpected result from above.
Using this url in the link works:
And this works:
Inserting that as the url in the note above and clicking the link will dial
*3001#12345#* as expected.
But this does not work:
That link has the same behavior as the first example with no manual url-encoding.