Brave Browser taking too much space in iOS16.3

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Description of the issue: Brave Browser is taking too much space in iOS 16.3

How can this issue be reproduced?

1.Install it in iOS 16.3
2.Use it in day-to-day activities

Initially it uses lesser space but after using it for a while, it starts consuming a lot of space…

Expected result: Lesser space consumption

Brave Version( check About Brave): 1.46.2

Mobile Device details iOS16.3

Additional Information:

  • I have not downloaded or saved any videos from youtube…
  • I have uninstalled it and re-installed with the latest version still does not solve the issue
  • This topic was discussed previously in Brake Community and it was supposed to be fixed in June 2022…

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I have exactly the same situation. After re-install it takes about 300MB for document and data, then it grows beyond 1GB within few days. Currently, it takes 1.34GB. No downloads, no video saved, cleaning space doesn’t help, running only in private mode doesn’t help. Please fix it or I have to move to somewhere else from Brave. Would be a pity as I like it.

I have the same situation, even found issues from about 2 years ago about it. No fix?

Hello,

The last discussion (which I could find) about this issue happened on February ‘21…it was said that there would be a fix in the updated version but even in the updated versions, the issue was still recurring…

Hope they fix this soon…I like the Brave browser for their privacy…

With Regards,
John

Hey we have some fixes for storage in 1.48.
We also add a debug menu where you can share the folder size structure with us to help us debug what could go wrong

That’s good news. Brave is taking beyond 2GB on my phone currently. But I don’t see 1.48 available so far. It’s 1.47 at this point.

Issue logged here:

1.48 is out. Please update it, then open Brave settings tap on the app version setting cell and select “Copy app size debug info” option.
It will copy some data to your clipboard. Paste it to the notes app or somewhere else and please share with us

Excellent! Thank you.

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@michal How would you like the “app size debug info” to be shared? Any specific email address that can be use to email it to you? Thank you.

you can share it here as it’s nothing private or DM me here, tap on my profile and go choose “message”

Current size according to iOS is 2GB

Setup: iPhone, iOS 16.3.1, Brave 1.48.1
Library(240 MB)
Caches(16.9 MB)
com.apple.WebKit.GPU(1.4 MB)
com.apple.metal(1.4 MB)
Chromium(6.1 MB)
Default(6.1 MB)
com.brave.ios.browser(7.2 MB)
fsCachedData(3.9 MB)
WebKit(54.9 MB)
WebsiteData(3.4 MB)
ResourceLoadStatistics(3.4 MB)
ContentRuleLists(51.6 MB)
HTTPStorages(3.2 MB)
com.brave.ios.browser(3.2 MB)
Application Support(164.8 MB)
ledger(44.5 MB)
cmf-data(3.2 MB)
filter-lists(65.3 MB)
phmomndefejccjmpiehbogokakkmnmgb(1.7 MB)
flnkmpokemfpaajmiimmjeiandgoodgg(1.8 MB)
lbnibkdpkdjnookgfeogjdanfenekmpe(50.9 MB)
jiajbjlakknofnkmlokcbanjbajpbdkl(1.1 MB)
hmnnhojoekmmehfpmeegehbmifiijobb(1.4 MB)
fbljdmoohhbifebddjnbbljgencmpjlb(1.5 MB)
Chromium(48.9 MB)
enkheaiicpeffbfgjiklngbpkilnbkoi(1.3 MB)
dmoefgliihlcfplldbllllbofegmojne(1.3 MB)
Default(3 MB)
BraveWallet(7.5 MB)
cffkpbalmllkdoenhmdmpbkajipdjfam(3.5 MB)
lgfeompbgommiobcenmodekodmdajcal(1.1 MB)
llncepohmekfljgcdgnlikjindhabpom(13.8 MB)
emaecjinaegfkoklcdafkiocjhoeilao(1.2 MB)
kfhcejhgfapmkapakabicnjhpglajkao(1.1 MB)
tmp(1.6 GB)
.com.brave.ios.browser.GygTFP(1.1 MB)
.com.brave.ios.browser.4RIm6D(13.6 MB)

Size grew to 2.67 GB

Setup: iPhone, iOS 16.3.1, Brave 1.48.1
Library(246.9 MB)
Caches(20.4 MB)
com.apple.WebKit.GPU(3.7 MB)
com.apple.metal(3.7 MB)
Chromium(6.1 MB)
Default(6.1 MB)
com.brave.ios.browser(8.3 MB)
fsCachedData(3.9 MB)
WebKit(55.3 MB)
WebsiteData(3.4 MB)
ResourceLoadStatistics(3.4 MB)
ContentRuleLists(51.9 MB)
HTTPStorages(4.2 MB)
com.brave.ios.browser(4.2 MB)
Application Support(166.8 MB)
ledger(44.5 MB)
cmf-data(3.2 MB)
filter-lists(65.4 MB)
phmomndefejccjmpiehbogokakkmnmgb(1.7 MB)
flnkmpokemfpaajmiimmjeiandgoodgg(1.8 MB)
lbnibkdpkdjnookgfeogjdanfenekmpe(50.9 MB)
jiajbjlakknofnkmlokcbanjbajpbdkl(1.1 MB)
hmnnhojoekmmehfpmeegehbmifiijobb(1.4 MB)
fbljdmoohhbifebddjnbbljgencmpjlb(1.5 MB)
Chromium(48.4 MB)
enkheaiicpeffbfgjiklngbpkilnbkoi(1.3 MB)
dmoefgliihlcfplldbllllbofegmojne(1.3 MB)
Default(2.8 MB)
BraveWallet(7.2 MB)
cffkpbalmllkdoenhmdmpbkajipdjfam(3.5 MB)
lgfeompbgommiobcenmodekodmdajcal(1.1 MB)
llncepohmekfljgcdgnlikjindhabpom(13.8 MB)
emaecjinaegfkoklcdafkiocjhoeilao(1.2 MB)
kfhcejhgfapmkapakabicnjhpglajkao(1.1 MB)
tmp(2.27 GB)
.com.brave.ios.browser.GygTFP(1.1 MB)
.com.brave.ios.browser.4RIm6D(13.6 MB)

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Thanks. Looks like the tmp folder grows and refuses to clear itself. Did you try clearing browsing data from Brave settings and this problem still persists?

Apologies for staying out of the topic for long time…

Here is the size info:

Setup: iPhone, iOS 16.3.1, Brave 1.48.1
Documents(10.9 MB)
.Trash(10.9 MB)
untitled folder(10.9 MB)
Library(104.8 MB)
Caches(3.3 MB)
WebKit(5.6 MB)
ContentRuleLists(5 MB)
HTTPStorages(4.2 MB)
com.brave.ios.browser(4.2 MB)
SplashBoard(2.7 MB)
Snapshots(2.7 MB)
sceneID:com.brave.ios.browser-default(2.6 MB)
Application Support(88.6 MB)
ledger(44.4 MB)
Playlist(14.7 MB)
cmf-data(3.2 MB)
Chromium(21.2 MB)
BraveWallet(7.2 MB)
lfgnenkkneohplacnfabidofpgcdpofm(1.5 MB)
cffkpbalmllkdoenhmdmpbkajipdjfam(7 MB)
tmp(212.7 MB)
.com.brave.ios.browser.qzuj6l(1.4 MB)
.org.chromium.Chromium.fnp2HQ(2.8 MB)

As in the case previous user (vmig) the size of tmp folder keeps increasing…

I have enabled the settings where history and all related data like cookies and so on… will be cleared when I exit the browser…

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@michal Yes. I clean all data in Brave religiously, including before taking this snapshot. It doesn’t help with reducing the size. For instance, here it is after cleaning: 2.83GB total (under phone settings).

Library(244.1 MB)

Caches(21.4 MB)
com.apple.WebKit.GPU(4.7 MB)
com.apple.metal(4.7 MB)
Chromium(6.1 MB)
Default(6.1 MB)
com.brave.ios.browser(8.3 MB)
fsCachedData(3.9 MB)
WebKit(53.4 MB)
WebsiteData(3.4 MB)
ResourceLoadStatistics(3.4 MB)
ContentRuleLists(50.1 MB)
Application Support(168.5 MB)
ledger(44.5 MB)
NTPDownloads(1.2 MB)
cmf-data(3.2 MB)
filter-lists(65.4 MB)
phmomndefejccjmpiehbogokakkmnmgb(1.7 MB)
flnkmpokemfpaajmiimmjeiandgoodgg(1.8 MB)
lbnibkdpkdjnookgfeogjdanfenekmpe(50.9 MB)
jiajbjlakknofnkmlokcbanjbajpbdkl(1.1 MB)
hmnnhojoekmmehfpmeegehbmifiijobb(1.4 MB)
fbljdmoohhbifebddjnbbljgencmpjlb(1.5 MB)
Chromium(48.9 MB)
enkheaiicpeffbfgjiklngbpkilnbkoi(1.3 MB)
dmoefgliihlcfplldbllllbofegmojne(1.3 MB)
Default(3 MB)
BraveWallet(7.2 MB)
cffkpbalmllkdoenhmdmpbkajipdjfam(3.5 MB)
lgfeompbgommiobcenmodekodmdajcal(1.1 MB)
llncepohmekfljgcdgnlikjindhabpom(13.8 MB)
emaecjinaegfkoklcdafkiocjhoeilao(1.2 MB)
kfhcejhgfapmkapakabicnjhpglajkao(1.1 MB)
tmp(2.42 GB)
.com.brave.ios.browser.GygTFP(1.1 MB)
.com.brave.ios.browser.4RIm6D(13.6 MB)

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Thanks, this is great info.
We may need to remove tmp folder contents manually. It’s tricky because it may break websites, hard to know. Maybe it’s something we should to at app launch before any website is loaded

@michal Me personally, I use Brave in “Private Browsing Only” mode. This way no need to close tabs, etc. I would think that by definition of this mode the temp folder can be safely removed each time a browser restarts or closes. As for the regular mode, I would suggest, if possible, to add cleaning temp folder option under “Clear Private Data” section in Setting. Then it’s up to the user how to deal with extra space taken by the browser. And thank you for working on it.

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Interesting, so you use the private mode and yet the tmp folder keeps growing?

@michal That’s correct. Private mode all the time, but the size is growing regardless, despite the mode and additional manual cleaning with all boxes checked.