How can I download and install Java for Mac OS X?

How can I download and install Java for Mac OS X?

Last updated: October 22, 2017 

Looking for Java for Mac OS X? No matter which web browser you use with your Mac, you will need the Java plug-in from Oracle in order to view content that uses Java, such as Java applets. Java content is common on the Internet. As of the release of Java 7 Update 6, you can download and install Java for Mac OS X directly from the Java.com web site. There is no longer a need to get Java updates from the App Store (or from Software Updates).  To download and install Java for Mac OS X, just follow these steps.

1. You can download, install and update Java for Mac OS X directly from the Java.com web site. Please note that the Recommended Version of Java you encounter may be different than pictured as new Java updates are released.

Java for Mac OS X

2. Click Agree and Start Free Download, and a download icon missing plug-in will display in the tool bar area of your browser.  You can click the download icon to view the download progress.

Java for Mac OS X

3. Once completely downloaded, double-click on the box icon that displays in the notification window to start the installation process.

Java for Mac OS X



4. When prompted to Open the installation file, click the Open button.

Java for Mac OS X

5. If prompted to type a Username and Password for your Mac, input it, then click Install Helper to proceed.

Java for Mac OS X

6. The Installer will launch. Click Next to proceed.

Java for Mac OS X

7. You may be prompted to install a third-party search app. If you do not want to install the third-party search app, uncheck both check boxes. Click Next to proceed.

Java for Mac OS X

8. The installation will begin. A progress bar will display in the installation dialog to let you know the status.

Java for Mac OS X

9. A notification dialog will display when the installation has completed successfully. Click the Close button.

Java for Mac OS X

10. To verify your Java installation, visit the Java web site. If prompted to Activate Java, click the Activate Java link in the web page.

Java for Mac OS X

You may also see an address bar notification asking you to allow the web site you are visiting to run “Java”.

Java for Mac OS X

Click Allow Now to run Java one time, or click Allow and Remember to run Java any time the site is visited.  The Java content will load in the web page…finally!

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