Cannot select Brave Search as engine for private mode

Description of the issue: When I add Brave Search as a search engine in the iOS browser, I can select it as the default for standard tabs, but it does not show up in the list for private tabs.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Add custom search engine and add Brave Search.
  2. Change “Standard Tab” search engine to Brave Search (works correctly)
  3. Go to “Private Tab”—no option for Brave

Expected result: Brave is listed as an option for a search engine for Private Tabs

Brave Version( check About Brave): Version 1.25.1 (

Mobile Device details
iOS 14.4.2, iPhone 11 Pro

Hey @ezra !

Sorry to hear you are experiencing this issue.

When you search in Private, what does it use?


Apologize @ezra , currently having custom search engines for New Private tabs is not a current feature in Brave.

If you would like to see it added, please make a Feature Request thread !

Thank you and have a nice day,


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