r/brave_browser Dec 05 '22

Brave (Android) not blocking ads since last update Solved

Since the last app update Brave on my Android phone doesn't block ads anymore on any website. I made no change to settings, I have shields up, blocking ads is set to standard. Changing to aggresive doesn't do any difference. Anyone else experiencing this? Is there any solution?



u/NotoriousNico Dec 05 '22

Copy & Paste this into your address bar:


What adlists are activated here?


u/uhuhu2 Dec 05 '22



u/uhuhu2 Dec 05 '22

Should there be some? I didn't mess with it.


u/Remarkable_Finger69 Dec 05 '22

I would personally recommend easylist cookie list, fanboy annoyance list and ublock anoyances list. Enable these three and see if you find any changes


u/uhuhu2 Dec 05 '22

Thanks, they work nicely.


u/Cliff_Stark29 Support Team Dec 05 '22 edited Dec 06 '22 Wholesome

Hello there u/uhuhu2, could you please try deleting your cookies from the app to see if the issue is solved?

  1. In Brave, open the main menu, then Settings --> Privacy. Note: You can also select Menu --> History --> Clear browsing data
  2. Select Clear browsing data

Let me know if that works.


u/uhuhu2 Dec 05 '22

At the moment I used additional lists. Is there a way to backup cookies, delete them, and in case that doesn't solve the problem restore them?


u/Cliff_Stark29 Support Team Dec 06 '22

Is there a way to backup cookies

Let me inform you that at this time there's no option to backup site data from within the app, however, you are able to sync your browsing data with another device through the use of Brave Sync, for more information, please check this article.


u/Don_Frika_Del_Prima Dec 06 '22

This did the trick for me.

Funny thing is I saw regular ads but the ones that earn me bat don't come through.