[IOS] webdirver.io browser.url() always opens default device browser instead of using app webview

I have a hybrid app that I’m testing using webdriver.io and appium, the tests use browser.url(‘some link’); to open links in the app sometimes. This is working fine when I test on Android, but on iPhone the link is opened in a web browser instead of the app, I found a similar issue here:

but I don’t know if I have the same solution in webdriver.io since the issue above is in protracotor, any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!