tel: and mailto: links not working on iOS13 only

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Mr Benn

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On iOS 13 the links to launch mail and phone applications don't work. They work on Android and in earlier versions of iOS an no problem.

I have tried all combinations of suggestions in this post, but none of them work - Tel:* and Sms:* links don't work on ios under cordova in phonegap?

<a class="item item-icon-left item-icon-right dark" href="tel:0044123456789" ng-click="trackTap('Telephone')">
<i class="icon ion-ios-telephone"></i>
Give us a call
<i class="icon ion-ios-arrow-right"></i>
</a>

<a class="item item-icon-left item-icon-right dark" href="mailto:[email protected]" ng-click="trackTap('[email protected]')">
<i class="icon positive ion-email"></i>
Email us
<i class="icon ion-ios-arrow-right"></i>
</a>


in config.xml I have:

<allow-navigation href="*" />
<allow-intent href="http://*/*"/>
<allow-intent href="https://*/*"/>
<allow-intent href="tel:*"/>
<allow-intent href="sms:*"/>
<allow-intent href="mailto:*"/>
<allow-intent href="geo:*"/>


In another page of the app I have:

$http({
method: 'GET',
url: 'http://www.domain.co.uk/app/app-json.php',
timeout: 15000
})


Some posts suggest removing <allow-navigation href="*" /> but if I do that then the $http GET call no longer works on any platform/ OS version.

When clicking the tel: and mailto: links in the XCode console I see

CDVWebViewDelegate: Detected redirect when loadCount=-1 but that appears when it works in earlier iOS versions as well, so I don't think it's relevant.
After removing <allow-navigation href="*" /> form the config.xml (and breaking the AJAX call on all devices) I see the following error on iOS 13:

2019-10-06 22:11:28.960247+0100 GPCalc[89217:4657117] [default] Failed to open URL tel:0044123456789: Error Domain=NSOSStatusErrorDomain Code=-10814 "(null)" UserInfo={_LSLine=247, _LSFunction=-[_LSDOpenClient openURL:eek:ptions:completionHandler:]}
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