How To Install Java 11 On Mac

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How To Install Java 11 On Mac

In this tutorial, we will discuss how to install Oracle Java 11 on Mac systems. This tutorial provides all the steps required to install the LTS version of Java i.e. Oracle Java 11 officially distributed by Oracle for Mac. It provides the steps required to install Java 11 on macOS Catalina. The steps should be the same for other versions of macOS including Sierra, High Sierra, and Mojave.


System Checks


In this step, we will test whether Java is already installed or not. To do so, open the terminal and type java -version as shown in Fig 1. It shows that Java is not installed on my system and also opens a dialog to get more info.


Java 11 - Mac - Check

Fig 1


Now press the OK Button to hide the dialog. It might show the existing version of Java if it is already installed on your system as shown in Fig 2.


Java 11 - Mac - Check

Fig 2


Download Java 11


Open the download link to select the available versions as shown in Fig 3. Also, go through the new Oracle JDK License started since April 16, 2019.


Java 11 - Mac - Downloads

Fig 3


Click the Download Option as highlighted in Fig 3. It will ask to accept the License Agreement before starting the download as shown in Fig 4 and Fig 5. It might also ask to login to Oracle before starting the download.


Java 11 - Mac - License

Fig 4


Java 11 - Mac - Download

Fig 5


Install Java 11


Double click the DMG file downloaded in the previous step to start installing Oracle JDK 11 on Mac. It will mount the DMG disk and shows the installer as shown in Fig 6 and Fig 7. Make sure that you have gone through the updated License Agreement of Oracle JDK.


Java 11 - Mac - Installer

Fig 6


Java 11 - Mac - Installer

Fig 7


Now double-click the installer to start installing Java 11 on Mac.


macOS Catalina - With the release of macOS 10.15, Apple introduced security checks used by the Gatekeeper to verify the content of distributed software. The Gatekeeper might show a security error.  You may refer to How To Install Java 8 On Mac to resolve this issue.


The installer shows the Welcome Screen as shown in Fig 8.


Java 11 - Mac - Welcome

Fig 8


Click the Continue Button to start the installation. It provides options to choose the installation type as shown in Fig 9.


Java 11 - Mac - Installation Type

Fig 9


You may change the installation location by clicking the Go Back Button. It did not allow me to change the installation location on macOS Catalina. Now click the Install Button to start installing Java 11 on Mac. It also asks for permission to complete the installation as shown in Fig 10.


Java 11 - Mac - Installation Permission

Fig 10


It shows the success message after completing the installation as shown in Fig 11.


Java 11 - Mac - Installation Success

Fig 11


Now unmount the DMG image by right-clicking it as shown in Fig 12.


Java 11 - Mac - Unmount

Fig 12


We can check the JDK version to confirm the installation as shown in Fig 13.


Java 11 - Mac - Check

Fig 13


This is all about installing Oracle JDK 11 on Mac systems including macOS Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, and Catalina.


Switch JDK


It might be required to switch the active Java in case multiple JDKs are installed on the same Mac machine. You can follow How To Switch Java Version On Mac.


Getting started with Java - Hello World


In this step, we will write, compile, and execute our first program in Java using the standard Hello World example.


Now write the first Java program as shown below, save the program as and exit the editor. Make sure that the class name and file name are the same.


class HelloWorld {

public static void main( String[] args ) {

System.out.println( "Hello World !!" );


Now open the command prompt and navigate to the path where you have saved your Java program. Use the below-mentioned commands to compile and execute the program.


# Compile - Specify file name and extension

# Execute - Spicy file name
java HelloWorld

# Output
Hello World !!


These are the easy to install steps required to install Oracle JDK on Mac and write, compile and execute the first Java program.




This tutorial provided all the steps required to install Oracle JDK 11 on Mac and also provided the steps required to compile and run the first Java program using a simple Hello World program.

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