Two questions about adding search engines on iOS

I understand the reason for https over http, but if i explicitly want http for whatever reason, i should be able to use that, right? Isn’t this all about freedom of choice?
So on iOS this is what happens:

Search engine is set to http (you cannot do this straight from the iOS browser, but you can do it on the Mac and then sync the setting :wink:).
Shield for this site is off, so the connection should not be upgraded to https.
Still Brave iOS wants to access the site over https. I think this is a bug. On Mac this works as expected so the “We don’t do HTTP because HTTPS is more secure” doesn’t hold up.


BTW, also mentioned here: Disable https ons site-by-site basis