How can I install the Java version on my Mac?

Mac System Requirements for Oracle Java 7 and higher
  • Intel-based Mac running Mac version 10.7.3 or higher.
  • Administrator privileges
  • 64-bit browser (e.g. Safari)
  • 32-bit browsers do not support Java 7 and higher on the Mac platform

The screenshots and instructions below are for Java 8 Update 65 (8u6). If you are installing another version, make sure to change the version number.
Example : For Java 8 Update 60 (8u60), the jre-8u60-macosx-x64.dmg file should be downloaded.

Installing Java on Mac

  1. jre-8u65-macosx-x64.dmgdownload the file.
    Read and accept the terms of the license agreement before downloading the file.
  2. Double click the .dmg file to launch
  3. Double click the package icon to start the installation wizard

4. Oracle partners with other companies that offer a variety of products. The installer may offer the option to install these programs along with Java. After verifying that the desired programs are selected, click the Next button to continue the installation.

Known Issues

[macosx] Sponsor offer screen accessibility (a11y) issues
Employees using keyboards to access user interfaces in the Java installer will not be able to access hyperlinks and checkboxes on software plug-in offer screens. As a solution to setting preferences for plug-in software in the user interface, users can disable such offers by disabling them in the Java control panel or SPONSORS=0by passing through the command line. For more information. Installing Java without sponsored offers FAQ .

5. A confirmation screen is displayed when the download is complete. Click Close to finish the installation process 


Notifications about disabled Java content and restore prompts

The installer notifies you of disabled Java content on websites and provides activation instructions. If you have previously hidden some security prompts for applets and Java Web Start applications, the installer will give you the option to restore these prompts. If an Internet browser prompted you to restart, but you did not restart the browser, the installer may prompt you to restart your computer.


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