How to Fix “Your Connection is Not Private” Error

by Andria Scott Writer

Are you currently encountering the “Your Connection is Not Private” error message on specific sites? If the answer to this question is yes, then you have come to the right place. In this guide, we are going to show you how to fix this problem.

What Causes the “Your Connection Is Not Private” Error?

Most of the websites on the internet are secured with SSL certificates. The sites that start with “https” are entirely safe and have an SSL certificate. On the other hand, some sites don’t use an SSL certificate, and they start with “http.” These sites are not safe, and you should not share any credentials on them. So, whenever you visit any of the sites that start with “http” Google warns you with the message “Your connection is not private.”

Fix 1: Try Refreshing the Page

Sometimes this error can appear when there is some problem while reading the SSL certificate of the site. You can try refreshing the page and see if the error resolves after that.

In case the error persists, then try refreshing after without utilizing your cache memory. To refresh a webpage without using the cache, you need to press Ctrl + Shift + R on your keyboard at the same time. This should fix the problem.

Fix 2: Access the Site in Incognito Mode

Before you begin the troubleshooting, you should also ensure if the site cookies and saved data is causing this error to appear. To make sure that the saved data and corrupted cache are not causing this issue, you can try opening the same webpage in the incognito window.

  1. To do this, first, click on the address bar and copy the URL.
  2. Now click on the three vertical dots on the top-right corner.
  3. Select the option saying New incognito window.
  4. The new incognito window should now appear.
  5. In the URL bar, right-click and choose Paste.
  6. Hit the Enter button on your keyboard to load the URL.
  7. See if the site loads without any error.

Fix 3: Ensure the Correct Time & Date

This error also appears when the date and time on your device aren’t configured correctly. Wrong date and time can trigger many security issues on Google. So you need to check the date and time of your device. 

You only need to look up at the lower-right corner on the screen of your device. If the time and date aren’t correct, then you will need to fix it. Unless you will not be able to overcome the “Your connection is not a private error.”  

To fix the incorrect date and time on a Windows computer, just go through the given directions:

  1. First and foremost, press the Windows + I keys on the keyboard at the same time.
  2. This will open the settings on your system.
  3. In the settings, go to Time & Language.
  4. Then make your way to the “Date & time” option.
  5. Make sure the option that says “Set time automatically” is enabled.
  6. Also, ensure the “Set time zone automatically” option is turned on.

Fix 4: Secure Your Wi-Fi Connection

If you are using public Wi-Fi, you might see this error. Most public networks can trigger this issue even if you are using a safe website. To fix it, simply open any unsecure site that starts with http instead of https. Then, complete the on-screen agreement. After that, you will not see this error.

Fix 5: Proceed to Visit the Site

If you trust the site and wish to visit it at any cost, then you can ignore the message and continue to visit the website. However, it can be unsafe if you visit the site that you are not familiar with.

To ignore the on-screen error warning and forcefully open the site, just tap the Advanced option underneath the error message. After that, click on “Proceed to (website name)” visit the site. 


This error is pretty common and isn’t necessarily a serious issue.  You can quickly get rid of it by using the solutions mentioned in this article. We hope it was helpful.

Mia Watson is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at Blogs Book, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world. Read My Site scoutq


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