How do I fix this connection is not secure in Safari?

Answered by Frank Schwing

To fix the “connection is not secure” issue in Safari, there are several methods you can try. I will provide you with a detailed explanation of each method below:

1. Clear your browser data: Start by clearing your browser data, including cache and cookies. This can help resolve any conflicts or outdated information that may be causing the issue. To do this, go to the Safari menu, select “Preferences,” and then choose the “Privacy” tab. Click on “Manage Website Data,” and then click “Remove All” to clear your browsing data.

2. Check your device’s date and time: Sometimes, an incorrect date or time on your device can lead to security certificate errors. Ensure that your device’s date and time settings are accurate. You can adjust these settings in your device’s system preferences.

3. Change your DNS settings: DNS (Domain Name System) translates domain names into IP addresses. Occasionally, issues with your DNS settings can result in a connection not being secure. You can try changing your DNS settings to use a different DNS provider, such as Google DNS or Cloudflare DNS. Instructions on how to change DNS settings can vary depending on your operating system, so you may need to search for specific instructions for your device.

4. Uninstall or disable browser extensions and add-ons: Sometimes, browser extensions or add-ons can interfere with secure connections. Try disabling or removing any extensions or add-ons you have installed, especially those that are security-related. Restart Safari after making these changes to see if the issue is resolved.

5. Disable IPv6: IPv6 is a network protocol that may cause conflicts with secure connections. Disabling IPv6 in your network settings can help resolve such issues. To do this, go to your device’s network settings and disable IPv6. Again, the exact steps may vary depending on your operating system.

6. Make sure Keychain trusts the SSL certificate: Keychain is the password management system on macOS. Sometimes, Keychain may not trust an SSL certificate, resulting in a connection not being secure. To check if this is the case, open Keychain Access (found in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder), search for the website’s domain, and ensure that the SSL certificate is trusted. If it is not trusted, you can manually trust it by double-clicking the certificate and adjusting the settings.

It’s important to note that these methods may not work in all situations, as the causes of the “connection is not secure” issue can vary. If the problem persists, you may want to consider contacting the website’s administrator or your internet service provider for further assistance.

I hope these suggestions help you resolve the “connection is not secure” issue in Safari. If you have any further questions or need clarification on any of the methods, feel free to ask.