This article will teach you how to solve the error “ServiceExtension differs from previously opened versions” on your Mac. This error has been popping up for many Mac users lately.
Some of them started seeing it after removing WhatsApp, which was not downloaded from the App Store, and then trying to download it from there. You might wonder if WhatsApp is the problem.
This error, “ServiceExtension differs from previously opened versions,” happens when you open a different version of an app with a different signing certificate. For instance, WhatsApp from the App Store has a different certificate than the standalone version. The error message says:
“ServiceExtension” differs from previously opened versions. Are you sure you want to open it?
Opening “ServiceExtension” will allow it to access data from previously used versions of “ServiceExtension”
This problem isn’t only for WhatsApp. It could happen with any app that needs a specific requirement. But there’s a simple fix for it. Let’s see how.
To fix the “ServiceExtension differs from previously opened versions” error on Mac
When this error pops up, you’ll see two choices: Don’t Open and Open Anyway. If the app is from the App Store, click Open Anyway. But if it’s from somewhere else, first make sure the site and the app are safe. If they are, go ahead and open the app. If not, find an alternative in the App Store.
That wraps up our guide on fixing the “ServiceExtension differs from previously opened versions” error on your Mac. If you have questions about these steps, leave a comment. We’ll get back to you with help as soon as we can.