Brave browser on iPhone has stopped blocking ads

Overnight, Brave on my iPhone has stopped blocking ads. Has been working just fine for months. Noticed it first on but it is occurring on YouTube and other (all?) sites as well. Shields are on. I have made no settings changes. I have deleted and reinstalled the app. Still won’t block ads. Any suggestions on what may have happened or how to fix will be greatly appreciated. Brave has been my goto mobile browser for years.

Version 1.18.1 (

iPhone 7 Plus
iOS version 13.6

I’ve noticed the same (ex. ), other sites as well. It seems google ads in particular are sneaking through.

Version 1.18.1 (
iOS 13.6

Thanks for reporting. The team is aware of this issue and currently investigating. Thanks for your patience.

The fix should be out - Please close and reopen Brave. If this doesn’t resolve your issue, please restart your phone to kick off a fresh download of our adblock list.


For me the problem appears to be resolved. Thank you to the developers and others involved for the quick fix!

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