How to open a URL in Safari programmatically

Instead of loading a URL into a UIWebView we can also launch Safari to display it:

    UIApplication *mySafari = [UIApplication sharedApplication];
    NSURL *myURL = [[NSURL alloc]initWithString:@&quot;<a href="http://www.mydomain.com&quot;/" rel="nofollow">http://www.mydomain.com&quot;</a>;
    [mySafari openURL:myURL];

The method returns a BOOL value which will feed back if this operation was a success or not:

if (![mySafari openURL:myURL])
{
//  opening didn&#039;t work
}

openURL can open phone numbers (tel:), mailto: links, http: and https: links.





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