Fix ‘Your Connection is Not Private’ in Safari on iPhone, iPad, Mac

Last Updated on Jul 25, 2023

Getting webpage error “Your Connection is not Private on iPhone/iPad” while using Safari on iPhone/iPad. Also, in the past article, we saw how to block popups on Safari iOS devices. And here I am going one more step ahead that makes you safe and secure from security warnings. But you know your website that trying to open on the iOS device is safe to work or trust, then you can do it without any more headache and trouble.

This Trick is working for All iPhones and iPad models. Or your connection is not private on Mac (Chrome), or Android.

Steps for fixing and troubleshooting tips on ‘Your Connection is not private’ on iPhone/iPad

Solution 1: Restart iPhone, Router, and Mac

On what device are you receiving the Connection is not private error message? iPhone, Mac, or iPad? No matter, what the device is, we will begin this troubleshooting by simply force restarting your iPhone, including the Restart Wi-Fi modem.

For iPhone 8 or later:

  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Press and hold the Power button and let it go when the Apple logo appears.
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For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

  • Press and hold the Volume Down button and Home button until the Apple logo appears.

For iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, or earlier:

  • Press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

For Mac,

  • Click on the Apple logo and select Restart.

For Wi-Fi Router,

  • Unplug the power adapter of the Wi-Fi Router and plug it back in after 2-3 minutes.

Also read, Best Safari Alternative browsers

Solution 2: Disable VPN

In some cases, your connection is not private. MacBook Pro appears due to faulty VPN service. Remember, we always enable VPN when the website isn’t accessible. In today’s case, you have to do the opposite: disable the VPN on Mac, Disable VPN on iPhone so that the website loads.

On iPhone:- Launch Settings app on iPhone > VPN (Disable VPN Toggle), To Unnstalled VPN Profile, Scroll to general > VPN & Device Management> Select VPN > Tap on (i) Button next to VPN name and Delete VPN.

On Mac:- Go to the Apple Logo from the top menu on Mac > System Settings > VPN > Disable the VPN Toggle.

Whether you’re using the VPN app, related extension, or software, for once, turn it off and try to reload the website.

Solution 3: Set Correct Date and Time

Both date and time must be set correctly, to avoid random errors on the iPhone and Mac. Set the date and time to automatically, the device will detect your location, and according to region, the date and time will be allotted to your device.

  • For iOS, go to the Settings app > General > Date & Time and toggle on Set Automatically.
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Date and Time Set Automatically on iPhone
Date and Time Set Automatically on iPhone
  • For macOS, open the System Preferences > Date & Time > select the Set date and time automatically option. Click on the Lock icon to make changes.

Solution 4: Turn Off Security Software/App

Are you using any Antivirus software on Mac, or installed an Antivirus app on your iPhone? If yes, then turn it off. Also, disable security software.

Solution 5: Try These

Step 1: Open Safari on iPhone/iPad.

Step 2: Type the correct URL in the browser web address.

You agree with showing guidelines “This website may be impersonating “” to steal your personal or financial information. You should go back to the previous page.”

But you want open anyway on your risk. Before the open the website, please read the details under “Show Details”.

Step 3: Now Click on Visit this website. Click on “Visit Website

That’s it.

Solution 6: Use Safari in Private Mode

Use Safari private browsing; Private browsing makes your data safe and saved in Safari settings. Also, private browsing never saves cache data or history that causes issues with other website data and Devices as well.

1→ Launch Safari Browser on iPhone > Tap on All Tabs viewer screen.

safari in private browsing on iphone
safari in private browsing on iphone

2→ Tap on the “Private” button icon.

Open private Tab on iPhone safari
Open private Tab on iPhone safari

Now, are you in private mode? Or Long Press and Hold on the Safari icon from the iPhone Home screen > New Private Tab.

safari in new private tab in iphone
safari in new private tab in iphone

To get out of the private browser, repeat the step and again tap on a private button.

Solution 7: Clear Safari Cache

For iPhone, iPad:

  • Go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.
  • Enable Prevent Cross-Site Tracking
  • Disable Camera and Microphone
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For Mac:

  • Launch Safari app > Click on Safari > Preferences > Privacy > Manage Website Data > Remove.
  • Likewise, go to Safari > History > Clear History.

Still, webpage is in a loop or redirecting after forcing an open URL in the browser. Contact your web developer, don’t open it until you fix it.

Solution 8: Only for Apple MacBook, Mac Computer

Press the command+space bar to open Spotlight and open the Keychain Access using Spotlight search.

To find the related certificate, click on Trust > Always Trust.

That’s it.

Enjoy your day, and happy browsing. Suggestions and your essential tips are welcome in the comment for “Your Connection is Not Private”.

HowToiSolve Staff
HowToiSolve Staff

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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