Java, a commonly used software language in the world of computing, gets frequently updated. This means, over time, you may have multiple versions of Java installed on your Mac. As time goes by, these installations can take up essential space and may even create conflicts if you have different versions installed. In this blog post, we will guide you through a simple, step-by-step process on how to uninstall Java on your Mac.
Step 1: Check Your Java Version
Before uninstalling, it’s good to check the version of Java installed on your Mac. Open Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal) and type in the following command:
Step 2: Locating Java
Once you know the version of Java installed on your Mac, it’s time to locate it. Navigate to the Java installation directory by typing the following command in Terminal:
cd /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/
Step 3: Uninstall Java
Now, you’re ready to uninstall Java. In Terminal, type the following command and press Enter:
sudo rm -rf /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
You will be prompted to enter your password. Once you do, Java will be uninstalled from your Mac.
Step 4: Verify Uninstallation
After you’ve completed the previous steps, it’s always good to verify whether Java has been successfully uninstalled or not. You can do this by checking the version of Java installed on your Mac via Terminal using the command:
If Java has been successfully uninstalled, you will see a message that says something like “No Java runtime present, requesting install.”
Please note that before uninstalling Java, make sure the applications on your Mac do not require it for their functioning. Some applications need Java to run correctly. If you’re unsure, it’s better to leave Java installed.
We hope this guide was helpful and made your Java uninstallation process on Mac easy and straightforward.