FIX – Some iPad apps not loading content and certificate errors

My daugther was complaining that Instagram and Youtube didn’t work, giving generic errors. Yet other apps worked OK, and I could open webpages in the browser. I couldn’t understand it…

When browsing, I suddenly got an error that the staticxx.facebook.com certificate was invalid. This finally put me on the right track. I checked the certificate, and it said that it expired because it was valid until December 30, 2016. Odd… it’s September 10, 2016. I checked for more details and found that the certificate seemed fine. Issuer, domains, etc. All good.

So… if the certificate is valid, but iPad says it has expired, who’s at fault? Yes, iPad. As it turned out, somehow the automatic time setting was disabled, and it was set to March 17, 2017. Once I turned automatic time on, everything worked like a charm. Now I still have to figure out why it was using the wrong date in the first place…

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