High Background Data Usage

Description of the issue:
Extremely high data usage over the past couple of days. I factory reset my phone on Tuesday night and reinstalled brave Wednesday morning. Since that time Brave managed to consume almost 900mb of data in the background. I only have one tab open to hacker news but that doesn’t seem like it would cause this problem. I’ve attached a screenshot of the data usage from the settings of my S8.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary):

  1. Install Brave.
  2. Run out of mobile data because it is too expensive in Canada.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):


Expected result:
Brave to not use almost 900mb of data in the background

Reproduces how often:
Haven’t reproduced for financial reasons.

Brave Version(See the About Brave page in Settings):
1.1.2

Mobile Device details
Samsung Galaxy S8

Android/iOS Version
Android 9 with July 1 security patch

That does seem weird. Do you have sync enabled on the device?

Not that I’m aware of. I was only using Brave on my phone so I don’t know what it would sync to.