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How do I install Java for my Mac?


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Macintosh OS X
  • Java version(s): 7.0

Mac OS X System Requirements for Oracle Java 7 and later versions
  • Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X version 10.7.3 and above
  • Administrator privileges
  • A 64-bit browser (examples; Safari, Firefox)
  • 32-bit browsers do not support Java 7 and later versions on the Mac platform


The screen shots and instructions below are for Java 7 Update 6 (7u6). If you are installing another version, make sure you change the version number appropriately.
Example: For Java version 7 Update 65 (7u65) the file to download is jre-7u65-macosx-x64.dmg.

Install Java on Mac
  1. Download the jre-7u6-macosx-x64.dmg file.
    Review and agree to the terms of the license agreement before downloading the file.
  2. Double-click the .dmg file to launch it
  3. Double-click on the package icon to launch install Wizard


  4. The Install Wizard displays the Welcome to Java installation screen. Click Continue


  5. On Standard Install on Macintosh HD, Click the Install button


  6. After the installation has completed, a confirmation screen appears. Click Close to finish the installation process.



Test Installation

To test that Java is installed and working properly on your computer, run this test applet.


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