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My iPhone "Cannot Verify Server Identity"! Here's The Fix!

My iPhone "Cannot Verify Server Identity"! Here's The Fix!

In this article, we're going to explain what to do with your iPhone when the iPhone cannot verify your server identity.

So if you see this the first thing to understand is that your iPhone when you see this as trying to verify the identity of the server using a secure certificate. And without getting too technical what has to happen for this to work is your iPhone needs to match the correct date of the certificate to the dating year phones. So we're going to check the date settings and it also needs to be able to connect through SSL and those can be different ports. So we're going to eliminate the possibility of a network problem.

1. Close and reopen the mail app

The first thing though to check is just close and reopen the mail app. So to do that you're going to open the app switcher by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. First swipe up from the bottom of the screen with your finger. Flip it up and off the top of the screen.

My iPhone "Cannot Verify Server Identity"! Here's The Fix!

It's looking at it to verify the server identity. Also, open the mail up again.

2. Check the date and time

We got to do is check the date and time settings on your iPhone. So it's app cancel again. Let's get out of here. Let's go to the settings app and I just want to point out that that was a Gmail error and you can go to details and you can trust a certificate manually but you should never have to especially if it's a Gmail problem. Now, this should never happen, right? Ever. So just keep hitting canceled. He didn't had pretty annoying. So open the settings app to check the date and time settings.

Tap General date and time and Oh my goodness is set to June 11th, 2012. Maybe that's the issue. We could demonstrate what it looks like. Man is this annoying? that's a lot minute app set automatically. That's gonna fix your problem. If your data is sitting incorrectly. Now go to the mail app, refresh it. And there it is.

My iPhone "Cannot Verify Server Identity"! Here's The Fix!

⦿ Next thing if you're connected to WiFi disconnect from WiFi and try using cellular data if you're connected with a cellular data connection to a WiFi network like it's Library or McDonald's or at home or anywhere. Try to do it. The same problem that it's not a network connection problem. Absolutely.

3. Delete the email account and re-add

The next thing to do is to delete the email account and re-add it on your iPhone. sometimes and I know it's happened to my parents. Relatively recently server settings for mail accounts can change like the company your email is through especially if it's more of a local company from my parents through the cable Internet provider. I don't know why. Anyway, they had to update the settings on their iPhone. So the Settings app here, go back to General back to Settings tap passwords and accounts tap on Gmail, and then just tap delete account.

One thing I want to point out is if your account is a pop mail account which stands for post office protocol or an older account. If you delete it from your phone you might also just lose all your messages. They might not redownload. So make sure that you have a backup of your iPhone before you do this or your messages are Let's say on your computer as well. If you have Gmail if you have AOL if you have any of the newer email services exchange Yahoo... I can name a whole bunch of that. You're fine to do this. I'm gonna stab delete the account.

My iPhone "Cannot Verify Server Identity"! Here's The Fix!

So once the email account has been deleted on your iPhone to tap at account again choose your email provider. Walkthrough the steps set it up again. Hopefully, this works. See if that fixes the problem.

4. Reset all settings

If it doesn't we're trying to eliminate the deeper software problem by resetting all settings. So Let's tap back to Accounts. Up to General down to reset all settings. Get the confirmation alert tap. Reset setting again. iPhone turns off. Resets turn back on. You're going to lose your WiFi passwords and your Bluetooth devices to reconnect those. It's easier though than trying to go through the entire setup process again. Get scratch.

My iPhone "Cannot Verify Server Identity"! Here's The Fix!

5. DFU restore

The next step that we recommend is a DFU restore. And this is something that Apple will make you do if you bring your iPhone to them. Because if this is a verified server identity problem it's not a hardware issue. I mean if your iPhone is connecting to the Internet it's not a hardware issue it's a software issue. If the reset all settings doesn't fix it a DFU restore will device firmware update.

That is what to do and your iPhone cannot verify server identity. Very annoying. I didn't realize how annoying it was and I understand why you're reading this article. if you enjoyed leaving a comment down below with any other questions.

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