Allow Auto-Refresh To Be Disabled in Mobile Brave


I normally keep 6 - 10 pages open in Brave on my phone, which uses a relatively slow cellular connection most of the time.

I’ve found that whenever I switch back to Brave after several hours of other use, Brave insists on automatically refreshing every open page. On a cell connection, with 10 pages previously opened, this refresh can take nearly a minute. That feels a little frustrating when all I want to do is quickly visit one site.

I’d like to suggest that mobile Brave be enhanced to offer the setting “Auto-refresh pages?” with the following options:

  • Always [default]
  • Only if WiFi+
  • Never

I’m running Mobile Brave version 1.4.2 ( under iOS 10.3.3.



I would also like to have the option of disabling the auto-refresh of pages on mobile but mainly on the OSX desktop version.


This is still an annoyance in mobile Brave version 1.6.5 (

Although a year later I’m now on an iPhone 7 running iOS 12, the one page I want to use is still very slow to be displayed when I’m on my usual poor cell connection. Apparently this is because mobile Brave still insists on updating every page I have open, whether it’s visible or not, instead of just my current page.