How do I install Java for my Mac? This article applies to: • Platform(s): Mac OS X, macOS • Java version(s): 8.0 Mac System Requirements for Oracle Java 7 and later versions • Intel-based Mac running versions 10.7.3 and above • Administrator privileges • A 64-bit browser (e.g., Safari) • 32-bit browsers do not support Java 7 and later versions on the Mac platform The screen shots and instructions below are for Java 8 Update 65 (8u65). If you are installing another version, make sure you change the version number appropriately. Example: For Java 8 Update 65 (8u65) the file to download is jre-8u65-macosx-x64.pkg.
Notifications about disabled Java and restoring prompts The installer notifies you if Java content is disabled in web browsers, and provides instructions for enabling it. If you previously chose to hide some of the security prompts for applets and Java Web Start applications, the installer provides an option for restoring the prompts. The installer may ask you to reboot your computer if you chose not to restart an internet browser when it prompted you to do so. To test that Java is installed and working properly on your computer, run this. Install Java on Mac • Download the jre-8u65-macosx-x64.pkg file.