Java for Mac Guide


Install Java for Mac

  1. Using Firefox or Safari, go to:
  2. Click on Free Java Download.
  3. Read the end user license agreement then click Agree and Start Free Download.
  4. Save the file jre-xxxx-macos-x64.dmg, where xxxx is the current Java version and update number. (e.g., Version 7 update 65 is jre-7u65-macosx-x64.dmg).Save DMG
  5. Close your web browser.
  6. Double-click the .dmg file to launch it.
  7. Double-click the package icon to launch the Install Wizard.Install Icon
  8. The Install Wizard displays the Welcome to Java installation screen. Click Continue.
  9. On Standard Install on Macintosh HD, click the Install button.
  10. Enter your Macintosh administrator account password when prompted.
  11. After the installation has completed, a confirmation screen appears. Click Close to finish the installation process.

Update Java for Mac

  1. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu.
  2. Click the Java icon.  If there is no Java icon, install Java.Java Icon
  3. Select Update.
    • If you see Your system has the recommended version of Java then Java is up to date.  Click OK then close System Preferences.  You are done.
    • If you see A critical Java security update is available click Update Now.
  4. Click Install Update in the Software Update window.Install Button
  5. Wait while the update downloads.  Click on Install and Relaunch when you see Ready to Install.
  6. Enter your Macintosh administrator account password when prompted.
  7. Wait for the update to finish.  Click OK when the Java is up to date message appears then close System Preferences.