How to install Java on macOS [Big Sur]


Installing Java on macOS
Installing Java on macOS

This article provides detailed information on how to install Java on macOS,

  1. Open Terminal Window,
  2. Make sure your brew is updated - if not, run $ brew update,
  3. Now run $ brew tap adoptopenjdk/openjdk (https://github.com/AdoptOpenJDK/homebrew-openjdk,
  4. To search java versions: $ brew search jdk,
  5. adoptopenjdk8
    adoptopenjdk8
    adoptopenjdk8-jre
    adoptopenjdk8-openj9
    adoptopenjdk8-openj9-jre
    adoptopenjdk9
    adoptopenjdk10
    adoptopenjdk11
    adoptopenjdk11-jre
    adoptopenjdk11-openj9
    adoptopenjdk11-openj9-jre
    adoptopenjdk12
    adoptopenjdk12-jre
    adoptopenjdk12-openj9
    adoptopenjdk12-openj9-jre
    adoptopenjdk13
    adoptopenjdk13-jre
    adoptopenjdk13-openj9
    adoptopenjdk13-openj9-jre
  6. To install Java8 run command : $ brew cask install adoptopenjdk8
  7. Java would get installed in Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/ location.

⚠️ macOS: Catalina, Mojave, Big Sur
Java version: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15