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If you are an Android user, you probably have encountered a number of errors and bugs. One of the most common errors users face is (couldn't establish a secure connection), which can show up in different scenarios.

So if you are facing this error and not sure what you can do, keep reading ahead, and we will let you in on all the methods you can try.

Couldn't Establish A Secure Connection FIX

1. Force Close Your Application

Usually, the couldn't establish a secure connection error can be caused due to a glitch in your browser or the application you are running.

A quick fix-it attempt is to forcefully close the app; you can do so in many ways.
One way is to long-press the app on your home screen and press the tiny (i) button to open app info, then press the ‘force stop’ button.

Another way is to head to your phone’s settings menu and head for ‘Apps’, and search for the app you are using that is showing the error. The ‘force stop’ button should be at either the top or the bottom of the screen.

2. Clear App Cache

If force closing the app did not cut it and the couldn't establish a secure connection error persists, you can try clearing the app’s cache.

To do so go to your app info using the same steps described above.

Click on Storage.

Click on Clear Cache.


3. Reboot Your Device

Before heading to the more complicated options to fix the couldn't establish a secure connection error; force restarting your phone can do the trick sometimes.

As most new Android phones have an unremovable battery, to force restart your device, you need to press the power button and the volume down button together and hold it for about 5 seconds.

Release the buttons when your phone screen lights up again.

This way, you make sure your phone force restarts, and once it boots up again, the issue will hopefully be fixed.

4. Reset Your Network Settings

Sometimes a network configuration error causes the ‘couldn’t establish a secure connection ' error, and the simplest way to fix such network error is to reset the network settings.

Before following the steps below, keep in mind that resetting your network settings will remove any stored Wi-Fi networks or paired Bluetooth devices. Data restrictive settings for certain apps set by you will also be removed.

How to reset network settings?
Since different android phones have different layouts and settings page designs, the easiest way to do so is to:

1. Go to Settings from the app drawer.
2. Search for Reset Network Settings. (If there is no search feature on the settings page, you might find Reset Network Settings under ‘General Management’ --> ‘Reset’)
3. Press on reset network settings options.


5. Clear Cache Partition

Before asking what Cache is and why you should wipe it? It is a set of temporary files that Android devices store and use to run applications more quickly. Sometimes, however, these files can either get outdated or corrupt, causing the couldn't establish a secure connection error on your device.

Wiping the cache partition deletes those temporary files and allows your device to create new ones.

How to clear cache partition?

1. Power off your device.
2. Press and hold volume up and the power button simultaneously
3. Release buttons when the Android logo shows (you might see an ‘install system update’ message appearing for a few seconds)
4. Press the volume down button to scroll down to the wipe cache partition option (you can only navigate through recovery mode using the physical buttons on the side of your device)
5. Press the power button to confirm your selection and clear the cache partition
6. Press the power button on Reboot System Now

6. Factory Reset/Wipe Data Partition

This is a last case scenario for the attempt to fix the couldn't establish a secure connection error. You can do so in many ways. One way is to go to your phone's settings and search for the Factory Reset option.

The second way is to do it in recovery mode manually, similarly to clearing cache partition, follow steps 1 to 3.

Press the volume down to scroll to 'wipe data partition', then the power button to select the option.

This option will wipe all your applications and setting preferences on your device, so make sure to perform backups before resorting to this option. 

These were the most common fixes for the couldn't establish a secure connection error. Hopefully, after following our guide, your error will be resolved.

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