HTTPS Not Working on Google Chrome? Here’s the Fix! (7 Solutions)

HTTPS not working on Chrome? Getting stuck with the HTTPS error on browsers is quite common and may prevent you from loading certain HTTPS websites on your device. But the good thing is that you can quickly get past this error by making a few quick changes to your device’s settings.

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HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is an extension to HTTP and offers a more secure way of communicating on the web. This protocol is used for securing the communication between the browser and web server. HTTPS protocol establishes an encrypted link between the two systems ensuring a secure data transfer.

In this post, we have listed a detailed guide on how to resolve the HTTPS error on Chrome within no time.

Let’s begin.

Also read: Why Do You Need to surf with HTTPS & VPN?

Why is Chrome Unable to Open HTTPS Websites?

If the HTTPS websites are not loading on the Chrome browser, it may be due to the following reasons:

  • Misconfigured network settings.
  • Corrupt SSL cache.
  • Interference of a VPN service or third-party application.
  • Outdated or corrupt DNS cache.
  • Malicious extension.
  • Interference of the Firewall or antivirus software.

How to fix the “HTTPS not working on Chrome” Issue on Windows PC

Here are a few simple solutions to resolve the HTTPS error on Windows 11.

Solution 1: Clear the SSL Cache

Tap on the search icon placed on the Taskbar and type “Internet Options.” Hit Enter.

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The Internet Properties window will now appear on the screen. Switch to the “Content” tab.

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Now, tap on the “Clear SSL State” button to clear the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) cache on Windows.

Reboot your device after clearing the SSL cache. Launch Google Chrome, and visit any HTTPS webpage to check if the error was resolved.

Solution 2: Flush the DNS Cache

Here comes the next workaround to fix the “HTTPS not working on Chrome” issue.

Tap the search icon placed on the Taskbar and type “Command Prompt.” Select the “Run as Administrator” option to launch Terminal in admin mode.

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In the Terminal window, type the following command and hit Enter to flush the DNS cache.

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ipconfig /flushdns

Reboot your device after executing this command.

Solution 3: Configure the Date and Time Settings

Tap on the Windows icon and select “Settings.” Switch to the “Time and Language” section from the left menu pane.

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Select “Date and Time.”

Tap on the “Change” button placed next to the “Set the date and time manually.”

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Use the drop-down menu to configure the date and time settings manually. Hit on the “Change” button when done.

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Solution 4: Disable VPN Service

Are you currently connected to a VPN service on your Windows PC? There may be a chance that the VPN or the antivirus software is preventing Chrome from loading a certain webpage for security reasons.

To verify if that’s the case, temporarily disable the VPN service on your Windows PC and check if the error was resolved.

Solution 5: Reset the Chrome Browser

Launch Chrome on your device. Copy and paste the following link in the address bar:

chrome://settings/reset

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Tap on the “Restore settings to their original default” option.

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Hit on the “Reset Settings” button to reset Chrome.

Also read: FIX: Your Connection was Interrupted Error on Google Chrome

Solution 6: Update Google Chrome

Launch Google Chrome on your Windows 11 PC.

Tap on the three-dot icon placed in the top-right corner and select Help> About Google Chrome.

Check for any available updates. If an update is available for the browser, upgrade Google Chrome to the latest version.

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Relaunch Chrome and check if you are still stuck with the “HTTPS not working on Chrome” issue.

Also read: How To Fix Google Chrome Not Updating on Windows 11/10

Solution 7: Switch to an Alternative Web Browser

Tried the above-listed troubleshooting hacks and still no luck? Try switching to an alternative web browser. You can either install Mozilla Firefox or Opera on your Windows 11 device. You can try using these to accomplish tasks if the HTTPS error is not popping on either of these browsers.

Conclusion

Here are a few simple methods to fix the “HTTPS not working on Chrome” issue. If your browsing experience is hindered due to this issue, you can use any of the above-listed solutions to get past the HTTPS error on Chrome.

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