3 Tips on What to do When Brave Ads are not Showing

by Ola-Hassan Bolaji
Ola-Hassan Bolaji
Ola-Hassan Bolaji
A Computer Engineering graduate, he has spent most of his life reading and writing about computers. He finds joy in simplifying complex topics into simple solutions for PC... read more
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  • Brave Rewards can stop showing ads if you have a VPN activated on your PC.
  • Another reason why the ads might not show is if your wallets have been marked as fraudulent.
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Despite being one of the best browsers with a built-in ad blocker, Brave still has an option that allows users to view ads. In addition, the Brave Rewards feature will enable you to earn tokens when you click on some personal ads.

However, you might stop seeing ads without disabling the Rewards on your browser. This might be due to problems with your browser or some settings on your PC.

In this guide, we have shared some tips to use if Brave is not showing ads for you.

Why are my Brave ads not Showing up?

There are many reasons why your Brave Rewards is not showing ads on Windows 10/11 PC and other devices. Below are some of the common ones

  • VPN usage on PC.
  • Using the browser in full-screen mode.
  • System notifications are turned off.
  • Brave Rewards user wallet marked as fraudulent. 
  • Activation of Focus Assist on Windows

How do I see ads on Brave?

  1. Launch Brave Browser and click the menu button (three horizontal lines) in the top left corner.
  2. Click the Settings option.
    home settings brave ads not showing
  3. Select Brave Rewards on the left pane.
    brave rewards
  4. Click the Brave Rewards are disabled option.
    rewards disabled brave ads not showing
  5. Now, click the Start using Brave Rewards button. This will enable ads for you automatically.
    start using brave ads

That is how to enable ads on Brave with the Rewards option. To turn it off, enter brave://rewards in the address bar to open the Rewards page and toggle the switch back.

How do I disable ad-block in Brave Browser?

  1. Launch Brave Browser and click the menu button.
  2. Select the Settings option.
    home settings brave ads not showing
  3. Choose Shields on the left pane.
    brave shield
  4. Click the dropdown before Trackers & ads blocking and select Disabled.

That’s how to turn off the built-in ads blocker on Brave. With this, you will start seeing ads on any page you visit.

How do I get more ads on the Brave app?

  1. Click the menu button and select Settings.
    home settings
  2. Select Brave Rewards on the left pane.
    brave rewards ads not showing
  3. Click the dropdown before the Maximum number of ads to display at the top.
  4. Now, select any option of your choice.
    more ads brave not showing

Note that different locations have a maximum allowed number of ads per hour. If you choose a higher number than allowed for your zone, you might face issues like Brave Rewards is not working. 

Brave ads not showing can be frustrating, as it prevents you from earning through the Rewards feature. But with the tips above, you can get things working back usually.

Are you facing issues like Brave Browser not opening or crashing? Then, check our guide on how to fix it.

Feel free to let us know if you got ads showing again on your browser in the comments section below.

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