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Troubleshoot “This Connection is not Private” Warning in Safari Browser

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If you see an error on your Safari browser with a specific message, “This connection is not private,” then don’t worry because you’re not the only one receiving it. Many iPhone, iPad, and Mac users have complained that they see this message a lot of times while browsing from the Safari browser. Indeed, ignoring this message is pretty simple, but many users are not aware of this message.

This message’s main motive to pop-up on Safari’s screen is to alert the user that the website they are browsing, its security certificate fails. Websites that are not correctly configured with HTTPS or don’t have valid certificates. People should know that HTTPS is way more secure than HTTP. The reason is there are SSL certificates always missing in HTTP, which is why they’re never secured by default.

SSL certificates can expire, and the same problem can also happen with HTTPS websites too. So if you’re facing an issue like this, you should first check the time on your device and make sure it is running correctly. Sometimes, the wrong clock time can cause the security check certificate too.

However, always remember that if you see the same message on any banking site, a financial website, online account, or any other website with your essential data, you shouldn’t bypass the warning message.

Fix “This Connection is not Private” Warning in Safari Browser (iPad & iPhone)

The procedure of bypassing the warning message is pretty simple, but people who don’t read the message correctly face the problem mostly. So let’s get started:

  • Open the Safari browser on your preferred device.
  • Visit the website which shows the warning message.
  • Now once you see the warning message, press the Show Details option at the bottom.
  • Here you’ll see an accurate description of why you see the warning message.
  • Slide down further a bit, and press Visit this website.
  • Now you’ll be asked to confirm your action.
  • Press Visit Website once again.

By following these steps, you’ll be able to visit the website, but now you’ll see a Not secured icon near the address bar.

Fix “This Connection is not Private” Warning in Safari Browser (Mac)

The procedure of bypassing Mac’s warning message is also simple and pretty similar to the iPad and iPhone. So let’s get started:

  • Open Safari browser on your Mac.
  • Visit the website which shows the warning message.
  • Now once you see the warning message, press the Show Details option.
  • Here you’ll see an accurate description of why you see the warning message.
  • Slide down further a bit, and press the Visit this website option in the hyperlink.
  • Press Visit Website under the small pop-up window to confirm your command.

So this is how you can open the website regarding which you see a warning message. But remember, as mentioned above, if you’re trying to access a banking website, online account, or financial website, wait until the security gets better.

Less secured websites have more chances of getting user’s data breached, so before visiting any of these types of websites, think twice.

Conclusion

Numerous websites on the internet are running on low security or Not Secure conditions, and people should avoid visiting those websites unless there’s no better option. However, users can enable VPN and visit the website to keep their server secure in some way.

Source: Troubleshoot Safari Browser

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