Google Map links on iPhone don't open Google Map app but instead opens tab after tab

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Description of the issue:
In an email or some other app, when I see a link to a Google maps location (address), when I click on that link, it opens the default browser (Brave in my case) which then opens a new tab in Brave but opens a prompt that says “Allow link to switch apps?”. I click the Allow button. This opens another Brave tab and prompts the same thing. I click Allow and again it opens another new tab in Brave. This cycle repeats endlessly!! If I click Don’t Allow, it stops but the Google Maps app won’t open, either.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Open an email app on iPhone, find a message with a link to a street address in it.
  2. Click the link and it opens Brave (if not already open). Make sure Brave is the default browser app.
  3. A new Brave tab opens, but then prompts you to “Allow link to switch apps”.
  4. Click the Allow button. This takes you back to step 3 (it opens another new tab and prompts for Allow link to switch apps.

Expected result:
When I click the Allow link to switch apps… I expect it to open Google Maps app to the desired location!

Brave Version( check About Brave):
version 1.31.1 (

Mobile Device details
iPhone XR did this and now new iPhone 13 Pro running ios 15.0.2

Additional Information:
This has been going on for some time. Honestly, does no one at Brave have an iPhone that behaves this way? It is super annoying!

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