PDF files cannot be downloaded

Description of the issue: PDF files cannot be downloaded

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Go to any website with a link to a PDF file
  2. Click the link
  3. PDF will open in a new tab
  4. Click the „…“ menu

Expected result: There should be an icon to have the PDF file opened in Acrobat Reader (if installed) or to save the file.

Actual result: Acrobat Reader does not appear in the list and there is no way to save the PDF file.

Brave Version( check About Brave ): 1.18.1

Mobile Device details iPad Pro with iOS 13.6

Additional Information: I suppose saving a PDF file is something most people do regularly. So I wonder why nobody seems to have fixed this issue until now.

This won’t work in Brave. Use print, swipe to zoom the preview, a larger version will open, hit the share icon and choose “save PDF to …”.

This works.


Thanks, it works.

Is this a limitation of all non Safari browsers in iOS? If not than this has to be dumbest thing I have ever heard. I really hope this is not intentional by Brave devs. If so I’m going to abandon Brave once, for all and for good.

Either way: If technically possible please fix this.

It’s not intentionally – iOS has a ton of limitations/restrictions it sets for any 3rd-party app on their app store.


Yes, blame Apple for this. Same behavior goes for Chrome and Firefox under iOS.

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Fair enough. Thanks for explaining.