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Description of the issue:
Certain browsing data is not being cleared on iOS browser exit despite “Private Browsing Only” being enabled. Multiple entries in cache, cookies, and local storage appear under “Manage Website Data” even after the browser has been closed and re-opened. The only way to clear this data is to manually select “Clear Data Now.”
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Navigate to Settings > Brave Shields & Privacy
- Enable “Private Browsing Only” and select all options under “Clear Private Data”
- Browse the web as normal
- Close the browser (force-quit the iOS program)
- Re-open the browser
- Navigate to Settings > Brave Shields & Privacy > Manage Website Data
- Certain website data will be present
All website data should be cleared on browser exit
Brave Version( check
Mobile Device details
iPhone 12 Pro
Not sure how long this has been going on but just noticed it recently. It is definitely a security risk. I don’t know if this bug happens when users only selectively enable private browsing mode since I leave my browser in “Private Browsing Only” for iOS.
It appears that somebody reported a similar issue at Brave does not clear data on iOS devices - #2 by SaltyBanana but then support did not follow-up and the topic was closed.