Facebook: Can’t Find a Secure Connection

This is an issue that I have been having for a while. On a regular basis, whenever I attempt to check the notifications or “new likes” on my Facebook pages, I receive the error “Can’t Find a Secure Connection.” Regardless of how many times I use the “Tap to Retry” option, the same error is shown.

In the past, this error only occurred while I was using certain WiFi connections. However, nowadays, it happens on both mobile and WiFi. It is also occurring at a much more frequent rate. My phone is a HTC One and I use the Facebook and Facebook Page Manager applications. If I browse Facebook via the browser on my phone, the error doesn’t occur. i.e. This issue only occurs while using the Facebook or Facebook Page Manager applications.

So far, I have come across two temporary fixes to the problem.

The first “fix” can be summed up in the following steps:

  1. Go to the Settings section on your Android.
  2. Select the “Apps” option.
  3. Scroll down until you find your Facebook app.
  4. Once you’ve selected the Facebook app, choose the “Clear data” button (this clears out the local cache).

The next time that you attempt to use your Facebook app, you will be asked to login to your account. It’s a bit of a pain in the ass but it does seem to fix the issue for a while.

The second fix has varying success levels. In the past, I’ve found that simply restarting the phone will temporarily solve the issue.

Anyway, this seems to be a pretty unique error, as I haven’t seen too many people complaining about it. If you’re having the same problem as me, hopefully this article was of some help!