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How to Fix Safari Can’t Establish a Secure Connection

If you’re having trouble connecting to Safari, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many users have reported difficulty connecting to the popular web browser, especially after upgrading to a new version of iOS. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to this problem, there are a few things you can try that may help get Safari up and running again.

Introduction: what is a “secure connection” and why is it important?

When you visit a website, your web browser (like Safari or Chrome) establishes a connection with the site’s server. This connection is how information is exchanged between your device and the website.

Sometimes, this connection isn’t truly secure. That means someone could intercept and read the data being exchanged between your device and the server. This can be a problem if the data includes sensitive information like passwords or credit card numbers.

Establishing a secure connection is important for keeping your information safe. Secure connections are indicated by a lock icon in your web browser’s address bar. You’ll also see https:// in the address of websites that use secure connections.

How to check if your Safari browser is affected by the “secure connection” issue.

If you use Safari as your web browser, you may have noticed that some websites are not loading properly. This is because Safari is having difficulty establishing a secure connection with those sites. In order to fix this issue, you will need to check if your Safari browser is affected by the “secure connection” problem.

Here are the steps to do this:

1) Open Safari and go to the website that you are having trouble loading.
2) Click on the Safari menu at the top of your screen and select “Preferences”.
3) In the Preferences window, click on the “Security” tab.
4) Make sure that the “Use SSL” box is checked. If it is not, check it and then close the Preferences window.
5) Try loading the website again. If it still does not load, follow the next set of instructions.

Why Safari Can’t Establish a Secure Connection

Safari is the default web browser for iOS devices and Macs. Safari uses the WebKit engine to render webpages. WebKit is also used by Google Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi, and many other browsers.

When you visit a website, Safari checks if the website’s certificate is valid. A valid certificate means that the website is encrypted and can be trusted. If the certificate is not valid, or if Safari can’t check the certificate, you’ll see a warning message saying “Safari Can’t Open The Page Because Safari Can’t Establish A Secure Connection To The Server.”

There are several reasons why this message appears:

  • The website’s security certificate is not valid.
  • The website is using outdated security protocols.
  • There’s a problem with your internet connection.

If you see this message on a website that you trust, you can continue to the website by adding an exception:

  1. Tap Continue on the “Safari Can’t Open The Page” message.
  2. Tap Details on the “Safari Can’t Open The Page Because It Uses A Protocol That Isn’t Supported” message.
  3. Tap Visit This Website in the bottom row of options.

How to Fix Safari Can’t Establish a Secure Connection

If you’re using Safari and websites you visit frequently stop responding or display error messages, it might be because Safari can’t establish a secure connection.

There are a few reasons why this might happen:

  1. The website uses outdated security protocols.
  2. Your Internet connection is not stable.
  3. Your device is set to the wrong date or time.
  4. Safari extensions, plug-ins, or other add-ons are causing problems.

Here’s how to fix the problem:

  • Update your security protocols.
  • Check your Internet connection.
  • Adjust your device’s date and time settings.
  • Disable Safari extensions, plug-ins, or other add-ons.

Tips to prevent the “secure connection” issue from happening again.

  1. Check your date and time settings
  2. Clear your cookies and cache
  3. Reset your network settings
  4. Update your software


Safari is Apple’s web browser and is included as part of its Mac OS, iOS, and watchOS operating systems. The latest version of Safari for Mac runs on macOS Mojave, which Apple released on September 24, 2018. As of July 2019, Safari is the second most popular web browser after Google Chrome.

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