How to Fix An SSL Error has occurred on iPhone [Solved]

A lot of iPhone users have reported that when they tried launching an app or browsing some webpages on the web browser, they get an error message that says as follows.

Network Unavailable

An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server cannot be made.

The main reasons behind this error that is occurring on any iPhone are listed below.

  • The outdated iPhone
  • Wrong date and time settings on the iPhone
  • Changes in the network settings are done
  • Internal technical glitches within the iPhone
  • The application that is throwing this error is not updated to the latest version
  • The location services feature is not enabled

Don’t worry if you are also having the same issue. We are going to explain the troubleshooting fixes in the article below.

Preliminary Fixes

  1. Update the iPhone – When the iPhone is out of date, it may create such issues. So as a preliminary measure, we suggest users try updating their iPhones first by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
  2. Use a VPN or a different internet connection – If this issue is very much persistent, then it could be due to a network problem. Therefore, you need to try a different network or a private connection like a VPN. Check if this helps.
  3. Turn Off the Content Filters in Router Settings – Some router settings also provides a feature where you can enable content restriction or filters. This can prohibit the users from accessing certain content. So login to your router settings and disable any content filters feature.
  4. Force Restart your iPhone – Many iPhone users have reported that they were able to fix it by force restarting their iPhone which eliminates all the technical bugs created within the iPhone.

Fix 1 – Turn On Airplane Mode and Turn it off

Step 1: To start with, you have to tap on the settings icon to open the Settings page.

Step 2: At the top of the Settings app page, click on the Airplane Mode option’s toggle button to enable it.


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Step 3: Once it gets enabled, wait for some time and then turn it off by tapping on its toggle switch to turn it to grey as shown below.


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Fix 2 – Turn On Location Services

Step 1: Open the Settings page.

Step 2: Tap on the Privacy & Security option from the settings list.


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Step 3: Click on the Location Services option at the top as shown below.


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Step 4: Turn on the Location Services option by clicking on its toggle button as shown.


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Fix 3 – Update the conflicting Application

Step 1: Launch the App Store on your iPhone.

Step 2: Then go to the Search tab at the bottom.


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Step 3: Search for the application which is throwing this error by typing the app name in the search bar and selecting from the dropdown results.

Step 4: Once the application page appears, click Update if there are any available.

Step 5: Otherwise, it will display Open.


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Fix 4 – Set the correct Date and Time on your iPhone

Step 1: First, you should have to open the Settings app.

Step 2: Then scroll down and click on the General option.


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Step 3: Select the Date & time option.


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Step 4: Now click Set Automatically‘s toggle button to green to enable it.


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Step 5: This will make sure that the date and time are set to the right values on your iPhone all the time.

Fix 5 – Change the DNS Server Settings

Step 1: If you have any applications installed on your iPhone which allows you to change the DNS server settings easily (Eg: DNS Override, etc.), please uninstall them from your iPhone.

Step 2: After uninstalling, check whether the issue still persists or not.

Step 3: If the issue remains, go to your iPhone’s Settings app.

Step 4: Then tap on the Wi-Fi option.


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Step 5: Now select the Wi-Fi network from the available networks by clicking on it.


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Step 6: This opens the Wi-Fi network settings page.

Step 7: Scroll down to the bottom and choose the Configure DNS option as shown in the below image.


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Step 8: Tap on the Automatic option from the list shown and click Save.


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Step 9: You can now test whether the problem still occurs or not.

Step 10: If the issue still occurs, go to the Wi-Fi network’s Configure DNS settings again.

Step 11: Now select the Manual option and click Add Server as shown below.


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Step 12: Enter the DNS server value as and then tap on Add Server again.


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Step 13: Add another server with value using the same process and finally click Save.


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Step 14: This will surely resolve the SSL error problem on your iPhone.

Fix 6 – Reset Network Settings on your iPhone

Step 1: Go to the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on the General option.


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Step 3: At the bottom, you will find Transfer or Reset iPhone.


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Step 4: Click on it to proceed.

Step 5: Tap on Reset at the bottom.


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Step 6: You should select Reset Network Settings from the popped-up list.


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Step 7: To continue, you have to enter the iPhone passcode successfully.

Step 8: Then finally, click Reset Network Settings.


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Step 9: It will then begin to reset your network settings on your iPhone.