Phone Formatting

Updated 3 years ago by Isabelle

Auto Format Phone Numbers Based on Your Location or Country Code

When you edit your contacts’ phone numbers, these will automatically be formatted for your country (set in your preferences) or according to the country code of the phone number.

Your phone number locale can be set in the preferences dialog.

When you edit an address book entry phone number without a country code, the phone number will be automatically formatted to comply with the formatting of your locale.

For example, you’ve set your locale to the United States and enter a phone number. When you click out of the field, the phone number will be automatically formatted as follows:

If you are entering a number with a country code, type “+” directly before the country code to ensure it is formatted correctly. This works with international numbers too.

Turn Off Automatic Phone Format

If you don’t want to apply the automatic phone format, you can turn it off. Go to Administrator module > Preferences > System Options and uncheck “Automatically format phone numbers to my locale”.

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