Uninstall JDK 8 From Mac

Zeeshan Afridi May 27, 2022
Uninstall JDK 8 From Mac

Java has been one of the major programming languages for the past few decades. It is integral to computer science.

The Java JDK (Java Development Kit) is essential for establishing a development environment.

JDK is a development environment used for Java applets and application development. It includes an interpreter/loader, Java Runtime Environment (JRE), compiler (Javac), documentation generator (Javadoc), an archiver (jar) and other necessary tools for Java development.

Uninstall JDK 8 on Mac

You can uninstall JDK 8 on your Mac via the Terminal with the following commands. Follow these steps to uninstall JDK 8 on macOS.

But remember to uninstall Java, you must have administrator privileges and execute the command as either root or use the sudo tool.

Steps to uninstall JDK 8 on Mac:

  • Click on the Finder icon.
  • Click on the Utilities folder.
  • Double click the Terminal icon.
  • Copy and paste these commands.
    sudo rm -fr /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
    sudo rm -fr /Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefPane
    sudo rm -fr ~/Library/Application\ Support/Oracle/Java

Don’t attempt to uninstall Java directly by removing Java tools from the /user/bin. This directory /user/bin is part of the system software, and changes in it will be reset by Apple on the next update of the OS.

Ensure that the JDK is successfully uninstalled on your Mac, and you can validate it through the Terminal. Type the command java in the terminal and press Enter.

And upon successful deletion, the expected message should be No Java runtime present, requesting install.

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