One needs to check auto-contribute is turned off on all devices, if you don't want to be accidentally tipping random publishers by mistake. Save it for your favourite publishers.
At the start I was manually disabling each website on each device. Time consuming and easy to forget .
It also pays to sync all devices, so you manage settings from one device, I use Laptop Browser for that, syncing the iPad and iPhone from Laptop. Once done those settings no longer show on other devices.
Sorry but I can't remember exactly how I did the sync on mine and my wife's devices. Don't forget it always pays to Do Your Own Research .
As you can see Brave Rewards and Ads are activated and Auto-Contribute is set to OFF. Also note -4.9 BAT Auto-Contribute for February.
To change your search engine on Brave Browser. Go to Settings, Search engine and choose from drop-down box. I think Google was the default but once i realised I could change it. I opted for DuckDuckGo. Supposed to have better privacy features.
Live Update March 01 8.11am AWST
While searching for some information about Sponsored Images on Reddit I came across a post regarding the Sync had been disabled on desktop. Can't find Brave Sync on desktop
Levinstone kindly pasted the following release notes
Reading further it appears it was disabled Sync, so they could fix it so they it was working properly. Sync was causing Browser to crash.
All blogs are live documents and I am constantly revising and updating. As new information comes to light, I find spelling mistakes and grammatical errors or following up on feedback in Comments.
I am happy to share things I have learned that are of a general nature and widely available if you know where to look.
Some things I have learned are too valuable to me and I am not prepared to share on an open forum in return for some BAT.
If you have a question of a more specific nature then I can be contacted directly on Twitter messages https://twitter.com/PaulBridgman8 . While I may not be able to give you the answer you are seeking, I will be happy to point you in the right direction, so you can DYOR
I appreciate all feedback in Comments as thats a sign that my post was read and got people thinking.