When you see the "Your connection is not private" error on a browser while trying to access your site, you don't necessarily need to be afraid of it because it usually happens due to the browser and any connection issues.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn about all the possible causes and solutions to this error. Most of these include changes locally on your browser, network, and computer settings.
Different Methods to Solve the "Your Connection is Not Private" Error
Whenever someone sees an error related to the connection to the site, they usually doubt the SSL certificate. But it's not always the case.
1). Reload the page
Sometimes, when your hosting company re-connects to an SSL certificate, your browser isn't able to detect it directly. So, it's always a good idea to reload the page a few times.
This is the simplest solution that works in some cases.
2). Clear the Browser's Cache and Browsing Data
When a browser is able to detect changes but can't display them because of its cache and browsing history, you have to clear them.
This problem occurs mainly while using Google Chrome. If you wish, you can also clear cookies. Please note, after clearing cookies, you’ll be logged out of all sites, and will have to log in again.
To clear browser cache in Chrome, follow these steps:
- Click the three dots in the top right corner and go to History.
- Hit the Clear Browsing Data option on the left.
- Tick the boxes under the Basic tab to clear your browser cache and cookies, or go to the Advanced tab for more options.
- From the Time range drop-menu, select All time.
3). Use the Incognito Mode
If you don't want to clear your browser's cache or browsing history, you can use its incognito mode. The browser doesn't store any history or cache in this setting.
To open the Incognito Mode in Google Chrome, please press CTRL+SHIFT+N.
You can also click on the three dots in the top right corner and select the New Incognito Window button. Please try to open your site's URL and check if it's working or not.
4). Check the Antivirus You Have
In many cases, an antivirus is the culprit for preventing you from accessing a site. It's not about only one site, you can face an issue while accessing any.
So, the best option to check if an antivirus is creating issues or not is by disabling it. Please disable the antivirus, clear your browser's cache, and try to access your site.
5). Click on the Unsafe Site
When you get the "Your connection is not private" error, you’ll also see an option to click on "Advanced" that lets you access an unsafe version of the site.
Use this only if it's your site. If you're trying to access someone else's, it's not a good idea because they might have some malicious content or something similar.
6). Avoid Using Public Wi-Fi
When you try to open a site while sitting at a cafe or airport and use the public Wi-Fi connection, you might get an error. It's because public connections usually run on HTTP. So, when you open a site that has SSL on it, your information might not be encrypted, and you see an error.
Also, it's not safe for your data. The use of public Wi-Fi is never a good idea.
There are so many browsers, but Google Chrome is one of the browsers that display the "Your connection is not private" error. Sometimes, changing the browser is also a good idea.
You can use Opera, Firefox, and Safari. I hope you have solved the issue by following the methods mentioned above.