How to check Java version?

Java is a programming language that's used to install and run programs.

To check the version of Java in our Computer we have below ways.

  • Java Verification page
  • Using Command Prompt (Windows)
  • Using the Java Control Panel
  • Check Java with the Windows Start menu
  • For Mac


Java Verification page

The simplest way is to use the Java Verification page. 

  • Access the Java Verification Page.
  • Click on the Verify Java version.
  • Click the Agree and Continue button.
  • Select Run to continue.
  • The page will display the Java version currently installed along with the latest version available.
  • Download the recommended update.
  • Restart the browser once the installation process is completed.
  • Reopen your browser and enable Java.
  • To successfully use this method, you need to make sure that:
  • Your browser supports NPAPI plug-ins.
  • Your browser version is compatible with Java


Using Command Prompt (Windows)

  • Open the Command Prompt.
  • Insert the following code: java -version.
  • The output will highlight the Java version installed on your Windows device


Using the Java Control Panel (for Windows)

  • Navigate to the Java folder.
  • Choose Configure Java to open the Java Control Panel window.
  • In the General tab, click the About button.
  • The About Java window will appear and display your Java version


Check Java with the Windows Start menu

  • Open the Windows Start menu.
  • Select Programs.
  • Find the Java program.
  • Click About Java to learn which Java version you are using

Check Java version Windows


For Mac

  • Select the Apple icon on the upper left side of the screen.
  • Navigate to System Preferences.
  • Click on the Java icon to launch the Java Control Panel.
  • In the General tab in the Java Control Panel, you should find About. Click on it to see the version you are using