Suggestion: Create an extension for Safari on iOS and iPadOS that would make Brave Search the default search engine in Safari.
Alternative Suggestion: If it is not possible to change the default search engine outright, enable a !bang that is just a space (example would read " test search") for Brave Search.
Why: Exposing Safari users to Brave Search would increase the visibility of Brave Browser and introduce more iOS users to the Brave ecosystem. Brave Search is an incredible search engine. In comparison to the search engines that are packaged with Safari (Google, Yahoo, Bing, DDG, and Ecosia), it has better results and much better UI than the others. In addition, Safari extensions on iOS and iPadOS must be packaged with a standalone app (eg Brave Browser). This structure would therefore require users to install Brave Browser in order to use the Safari extension packaged with it, which would increase downloads of Brave Browser.
Additional Note: There is already an extension on the app store (xSearch for Safari) that enables multiple and custom search engines; however, an extension directly from Brave would be much more trustworthy and presumably not behind a paid barrier.
Thank you for your consideration!
Edit: Hyperlink correction