Welcome to a big update to Brave. We’ve packed a lot into this release to support iOS 13, here are some highlights:
Dark Mode, easy on the eye. Dark mode integrates with iOS 13’s settings and automatically adjusts from light to dark,
We’ve added a much-requested downloaded manager,
This release supports iPadOS, visiting websites on your iPad will display the desktop version of the website vs the mobile site,
We have added a shortcut for accessing your Bookmarks, you’ll find that in settings,
Housekeeping and a few other small fixes.
If you have a feature idea, let us know on http://brave.com/msupport
We’ve spent a long time working on this update and we hope you enjoy it. If you do, we’d really appreciate if you would leave a review.
As ever, thanks for using Brave. If you’ve got any questions or comments, check out https://community.brave.com
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome browser but needs some fine tuning
This browser honestly is so nice. It’s got a lot of features that you seek in a browser, especially ones that Chrome lacks. It has a clean interface for the favorites bookmark, it has a built-in adblocker and reader mode (which isn’t the best but it’s still nice), it has cool animations, etc.
However, it’s still not perfect. Some “issues” include that it’s not really friendly towards one handed use, a feature that I would really appreciate if added. For example, a button at the bottom could be added in place of the 3 dots that activates the search bar. Then, those three dots could be integrated into the Brave logo at the top. Moreover, the tabs page, which has tiles that are somewhat hard to reach, could have a button at the bottom that reaches the top. Also, it would look cleaner if the url is shorter at the top and that, when you scroll down, that shortened url still appears. I completely realize how I’m nit-picking, but these would be nice to have nonetheless.
Only about half of ads are actually blocked. Unlike with Safari and a content blocker, like AdGuard, there seems to be no way to add an ad to the list of blocked items. So I’m stuck seeing ads on search engines, Taboola sections (which I’ve heard can be a serious security issue) with irrelevant clickbait, and banners. The ‘report a bug’ link in the app doesn’t even work! Talk about ironic. Lately, AdGuard had only blocked some of the ads in Safari, which is why I have Brave a try. But the issue is even worse with Brave, and unlike with Safari and AdGuard, I can’t add an ad to the list of blocked items, I’m just stuck with ads all over pages. I had given Brave a try on my desktop and was really disappointed with it there, too. I ended up switching to Vivaldi. I really hopeBrave gets its act together. It’s a great idea, but it really needs a lot of work to fulfill its potential. For starters, the ‘report a bug’ button should definitely be either working or removed. A button should not just sit there being non-functional. It’s easy to fix if you want the feature, and even easier to remove if you don’t. An app is much more presentable with all its controls working. I really don’t know how it got released with a non-functional button. That should’ve been fixed in beta.
New favorite browser!
About a month ago I deleted all my other search browsers and have been using this one since then. There are quite a few different settings that you can mess with to make it more personal for you. That being said you can leave it just how it is and it works perfectly! One cool feature about this app is it can show you the amount of seconds it has saved you while searching as well as how many ads it has blocked. I have definitely noticed the lack of ads since using this and I mean who actually likes ads? Not me. If I were to try and find one bad thing about this app is that while you are trying it doesn’t auto correct your words while you are typing like safari does but that is a very minor thing. Over all I would definitely recommend using this browser over most others.
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Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- Rated 17+ for the following:
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