Opened tabs do not reopen after restart of Brave in iOS

Description of the issue: Opened tabs do not reopen after restart of Brave

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary):

  1. Open Brave.
  2. Open a couple of tabs.
  3. Close Brave and eliminate it from memory.
  4. Reopen Brave.

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!): Brave reopens with no open tabs. Previously opened tabs will not get restored.

Expected result: Brave opens with the last opened tabs.

Reproduces how often: Every time.

Brave Version(See the About Brave page in Settings): 1.9.1

Mobile Device details iPhone 7

Android/iOS Version iOS 12.2

Additional Information: Issue does occur with iPhone 7 but not with iPhone 6s.

cc @Mattches @sriram for assistance here.

Are you trying to launch the browser immediately after removing from memory? If the app remove and relaunch is too quick the app state is not saved which results in discarding all tabs. What happens if you remove the app from memory and wait for a minute and then reluanch the app does the tabs remain?

Also if you have private browsing only enabled in settings, doesn’t matter how much time you give between restart all tabs are lost if you remove the app from memory. Private tabs are per session only so if you remove the app from memory all tabs are lost in next launch


I have given Brave a whole night before restarting it again. I have just tried it again and waited a couple of minutes before restarting it. No tabs are saved.

I do not use private browsing.

I asked a friend with an iPhone 6s to download the app. We both did a clean install. All settings were default. IPhone 6s does not show this behavior but my iPhone 7 does.

@Brave_user Is your profile upgraded one or fresh profile?


I’m not exactly sure what profile you are referring to. I did a fresh and clean install of Brave on both mentioned devices. I installed Brave from the app store. On both devices I got a perfectly new and default installation.

Does this answer your question?

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The issue is still there. I just uninstalled Brave again and installed it fresh from iTunes shortly after. All settings are default but Brave does not save tabs between sessions. IPhone 7 shows this problem, iPhone 6s does not. Both have the same iOS version.

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