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How To Fix Your Connection is Not Private Error in Chrome

Connection is Not Private Error in Chrome
Written by Hassan Abbas

After using relatives PCs I examined Google Chrome web browser was throwing “Your connection is not private” error message constantly on lots of web pages. So, thereby securing the page from loading until they chose to avoid and reload the ‘not private’ page. The “not private” text can be a little irritating. Also, the error occurs on both Mac OS X Chrome browser or a separate Windows PC that also used the Chrome web browser.

Well, it just a simple error message to resolve in Google Chrome. So, if you encounter the “your connection not private” error message on any PC, you can instantly fix it besides the error being encountered on a Mac or Windows PC.

Resolve “Your Connection is not private” Error in Chrome after Correcting the System Clock

The major reason you might experience this error message is due to the PC system clock being set wrongly. This can happen accidently, by power loss, when a PC shuts down for a few amount of time. It’s quite simple to fix that it really doesn’t matter how it happened, here’s how to do on Windows or Mac:

Connection is Not Private Error

Resolving the Error in Chrome for Mac OS X by Checking Clock Date:

Step 1:

Exit Chrome

Step 1:

Head over to the Apple menu and select “System Preferences” then tap on “Date & Time”.

Step 2:

At the bottom of the Date & Time tab, select “Set date and time automatically” and make sure it is checked, configured to the exact time zone for your location.

Step 3:

Relaunch Chrome and revisit the website, the error message disappears.

If still, it happens after a Mac disables for a while. Then it might due to the onboard CMOS battery is dying or is dead, this can be specifically true with older Macs. The simplest fix can take it to Apple for repair, or just to be sure the Mac is plugged to the internet daily so it pulls the new date and time from the remote server to set it properly.

How To Fix Error in Chrome for Windows by Correcting the Clock:

Step 1:

Leave the Chrome browser

Step 2:

Right-tap on the system clock in the Start bar added under the right edge of the display screen

Step 3:

Select to modify the date and time settings, then set the date to be accurate

Step 4:

After setting the clock date and time relaunch Chrome and visit the web page(s) again, the error message disappears

Windows time server syncing can be turned on in Control Panel > Clock > Date and Time > Internet Time > and selecting “Synchronize with an Internet time server”, selecting Update Now, then tap OK.

Update Chrome Version

Also, you update the Google Chrome browser’s newest version available at This might not be possible with older hardware that is stuck on an older system software launch or an older model of the browser. But the latest model explains this error message and make it a bit more difficult. Well, it’s a system clock problem, when error message saying “Your clock is behind” or “Your clock is ahead”, with a “Net::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID” blurb to move along with it. But when you view the “Your connection is not private” message or Net: ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID or Net: ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID rather than, specifically on an earlier model of Chrome. So if you face this message yourself, fix the date or time or update the latest Chrome version.

That’s all!


Here’s all about “Your Connection is Not Private”. I hope this article helped you to fix the issue. If you think that it is helpful then do let us know your suggestions in the comment section below. Do you know any other method that you think we can’t mention in this article? Comment us below and stay tuned with us! If you still find any issue then ask us!

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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