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Manage the ‘Always use HTTPS’ option in Chrome on Android

Do you want to enable 'Always use HTTPS' in Chrome browser? Learn how to manage HTTPS settings for enhanced connection security.

The Chrome browser offers the option to enable the Always use HTTPS connection that helps in detecting the unsecured connection. It warns the users if the browser and web server connection is not secured.

However, we can customize the option to enable or disable the HTTPS check from Settings screen in Chrome app.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to configure an ‘Always use HTTPS’ connection in the Google Chrome app.

What is HTTPS?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure or HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP that is the primary protocol to transfer data between a browser and a website. It provides an encrypted connection to boost the security of data transfer.

Websites, especially the ones that need login credentials, should use HTTPS. Modern web browsers such as Google Chrome have security features that block websites that don’t use HTTPS and flag all non-HTTPS websites as insecure.

Enable the ‘Always use HTTPS’ option

By default, Google Chrome is set to use the secure connection, but if you have disabled this option for any reason, you can always enable this option from the Settings menu. Here are the steps to enable:

  1. Launch Chrome Android on your phone.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and select the Settings menu from the list.
  3. Scroll down and open the Privacy and Security tab.
    Privacy and Security Settings in Chrome Android browser
  4. Please tap on the toggle next to Always Use Secure Connections to Turn it ON.
    Always use secure connections turned ON in Chrome Android

If you have enabled the option and are about to open a website that doesn’t use HTTPS, a ‘Not Secure’ warning will appear in the address bar. Perhaps it’s the recommended setting to safeguard your browsing data.

Disable the HTTPS Connection Check

Whenever you visit our site that is not secure, you might encounter that ‘This connection is not secure – proceed with caution’ warning. However, you can turn off the secure connection setting, but it’s strictly not recommended to do so. Here are the steps to disable connection check:

  1. Open the Chrome app on your Android.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon for options menu and select Settings menu.
    Chrome Settings menu in Android OS
  3. Scroll down and tap on the Privacy and Security tab.
  4. Tap on the option Always use secure connections to disable the toggle option.
    Always use secure connections turned off in Chrome Android

Turning off this option will not highlight any secured or unsecured connection. It is strongly recommended not to disable this option; perhaps you can temporarily disable it for one-time use.

Bottom Line

Sensitive information transferred over websites (such as passwords and credit card details) can be harvested by malware on users’ compromised computers.

While browsing the web, it recommended to always use HTTPS only mode active for your internet safety.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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