iOS Brave startup speed directly linked to tabs

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Description of the issue:
iOS Brave browser launch is directly related to number of tabs.
iPhone X - approx 30 seconds per 500 tabs. 2000 tabs = 2min startup time.
Obviously newer and older phones will affect performance.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Have between 500 and 2000 tabs open in brave
  2. Fully close out the browser
  3. Reopen browser

Expected result:
The time between launching the app and the time brave is ready to do anything such as browse webpages, access tabs, settings, etc will increase the more tabs that are open.

Brave Version( check About Brave):
1.45.2 (

Mobile Device details
iPhone X - iOS 16.2

Additional Information:
Brave seems to individually process each tab upon load which seems unnecessary.
iOS chrome launches at the same speed regardless of number of tabs.

This doesn’t have Shields or anything. Keep in mind Brave is running Shields, which is an adblock. So each tab is processing to prevent ads and trackers, among other things.

DISCLAIMER: The below is a bit of a rant. You may find some information here helpful or interesting, but putting this here so you can make the decision if want to read it. TL:DR is many open tabs = bad thing for many reasons.

Yeah, I never know what to say about people like this. You don’t ever use all those tabs and it’s just going to be draining performance from your device. Literally each open tab is a process on your device and you’ll see less overall performance from it. Sure, newer versions are suspending tabs, but it still is using resources and providing no benefit to you.

On top of that, there’s been studies that show no benefits and only issues from having too many tabs open.

Seriously, check out articles like and

Want to see something later? There’s something called a Bookmark for that. Need a set group of tabs open when you go to do something? You can bookmark to open the tab when you go to use it. But there’s absolutely no benefit at all to leaving a ton of tabs open at all times.

I think what gets me is the number of people using a ton of tabs for no reason, then they come and complain about performance differences. I mean, it’s kind of common sense, isn’t it? But like the articles above mention, 25% of people will have their devices freeze or crash from open tabs. Do they learn from it? Nope.

Anyway, rant over.

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