Amazon Corretto is a no-cost, multiplatform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK). Corretto comes with long-term support that will include performance enhancements and security fixes. The JDK 8 Early Access Program has concluded. In this tutorial, we installed the Java 8 and Java 11 via Homebrew (Step 1), and Java 14 manually (Step 2), so this Mac has three versions now. And the Mac is using the JDK 14. And the Mac is using the JDK 14.

Open your Browser and go to the Oracle website. Go to the link given here:

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Scroll down until you see a heading Java SE Development Kit 8u241 followed by a table of JDK 8u241 download options. There click on 'Accept License Agreement' radio button.

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A Thank you message will be displayed when you accept the license.

Now download jdk-8u241-macosx-x64.dmg of size 254.06 MB which is listed for Mac OS X x64.

To download the file, you need to login to your Oracle account. Create an account, if you do not have account and provide your login credentials.

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And then you will be asked whether to save the file that is going to be downloaded. Click on Save File.

Now go to Finder >> Open your Downloads Folder (or from the Downloads window of the browser). And double-click on jdk-8u241-macosx-x64.dmg to launch it.

A Finder window will appear, which containing an icon of an open box and with a name JDK 8 Update 241.pkg.

Double-click on the package icon (JDK 8 Update 241.pkg), and follow the instructions to install it.

  • The Introduction window appears, click on Continue.
  • Note: In certain cases, the Destination Select window may appear. If it appears then select Install for all users of this computer to enable Continue button.
  • Then the Installation Type window appears. Click on Install button.
  • Now a new window appears which says 'Installer is trying to install new software. Type your password to allow this.' Provide your Administrator login and password and click on Install Software.

When the installation process is completed, confirmation windows appears. Click on Close.

So, now you have successfully installed JDK 8u241 in your Mac OS system. At this point, you can close up the window and drag jdk-8u65-macosx-x64.dmg to the Bin. If you still have problem with installing Java Development Kit in your Mac OS, then you can contact our Tech Support team.

Now install and run your downloaded SysTools software which helps in protecting user's personal & business data effortlessly.

This topic includes the following sections:

System Requirements for Installing the JDK on macOS

The following are the system requirements for installing the JDK on macOS:

  • Any Intel-based computer running macOS.

  • Administrator privileges.

    You cannot install Java for a single user. Installing the JDK on macOS is performed on a systemwide basis for all users. Administrator privileges are required to install the JDK on macOS.

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Determining the Default JDK Version on macOS

When starting a Java application through the command line, the system uses the default JDK.

There can be multiple JDKs installed on the macOS system.

You can determine which version of the JDK is the default by entering java -version in a Terminal window. If the installed version is 13 Interim 0, Update 0, and Patch 0, then you see a string that includes the text 13. For example:

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To run a different version of Java, either specify the full path, or use the java_home tool. For example:

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$ /usr/libexec/java_home -v 13 --exec javac -version

Installing the JDK on macOS

  1. Download the JDK .dmg file, jdk-13.interim.update.patch_osx-x64_bin.dmg.

    Before the file can be downloaded, you must accept the license agreement.

  2. From either the browser Downloads window or from the file browser, double-click the .dmg file to start it.
    A Finder window appears that contains an icon of an open box and the name of the .pkg file.
  3. Double-click the JDK 13.pkg icon to start the installation application.
    The installation application displays the Introduction window.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Click Install.
    A window appears that displays the message: Installer is trying to install new software. Enter your password to allow this.
  6. Enter the Administrator user name and password and click Install Software.
    The software is installed and a confirmation window is displayed.
After the software is installed, you can delete the .dmg file if you want to save disk space.

Uninstalling the JDK on macOS

You must have Administrator privileges.

Note:

Do not attempt to uninstall Java by removing the Java tools from /usr/bin. This directory is part of the system software and any changes will be reset by Apple the next time that you perform an update of the OS.

  1. Go to /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines.
  2. Remove the directory whose name matches the following format by executing the rm command as a root user or by using the sudo tool:
    /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-13.interim.update.patch.jdk

    For example, to uninstall 13 Interim 0 Update 0 Patch 0:

    $ rm -rf jdk-13.jdk

Installation FAQ on macOS Platform

Java Developer Kit For Mac

This topic provides answers for the following frequently asked questions about installing JDK on macOS computers.

1. How do I find out which version of Java is the system default?

When you run a Java application from the command line, it uses the default JDK. If you do not develop Java applications, then you do not need to worry about this. See Determining the Default JDK Version on macOS.

2. How do I uninstall Java?

See Uninstalling the JDK on macOS.

3. After installing Java for macOS 2012-006, can I continue to use Apple's Java 6 alongside the macOS JDK for Java 13?

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If you want to continue to develop with Java 6 using command-line, then you can modify the startup script for your favorite command environment. For bash, use this:

$ export JAVA_HOME=`/usr/libexec/java_home -v 13`

Some applications use /usr/bin/java to call Java. After installing Java for macOS 2012-006, /usr/bin/java will find the newest JDK installed, and will use that for all of the Java-related command-line tools in /usr/bin. You may need to modify those applications to find Java 6, or contact the developer for a newer version of the application.

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4. What happened to the Java Preferences app in Application Utilities?

The Java Preferences app was part of the Apple Java installation and is not used by Oracle Java. Therefore, macOS releases from Apple that do not include Apple Java will not include Java Preferences.