» I do not have Mac version 10.7.3 (Lion) or higher. » Is it safe to install previous or older versions of Java?Yes, see the instructions on the Apple website Restore Apple Java 6.» After I updated to Sierra, Yosemite or El Capitan, why am I told to install Java after I already installed the latest Java? » Why will applets not run after getting Java through Apple Software Update?» Can I restore Apple Java 6 after uninstalling Oracle Java? » Why is Oracle Java available only for Mac OS X 10.7.3 and above? » The installation hangs during an auto-update, what can I do to get the latest Java?
For issues related to Apple Java 6 on Mac, contact Apple Support.Upgrading to the latest version of Java ensures that Java applications will run with the most up-to-date security and performance improvements on your system.You can confirm that you have the latest version on the Apple disables the Java plug-in and Webstart applications when the Java update is done using Software Update.If you have JDK 7 or later versions installed on your system and you want to restore Apple Java 6, then those JDK versions need to be uninstalled first. Operating system requirements: For Java 7 and later versions, you will need an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X version 10.7.3 (Lion) and above.Installing Java on a Mac is performed on a system wide basis, for all users, and administrator privileges are required. Browser requirements: For Java versions 6 and below, Apple supplies their own version of Java.NOTE: Users of many dye sublimation printers must follow a special installation procedure. NOTE: Users of many dye sublimation printers must follow a special installation procedure. This release adds support for many new printers and other improvements over 5.2.10, but no longer supports OS X 10.5 or below. This release adds support for many new printers and other improvements over 5.2.9, but no longer supports OS X 10.3 or 10.4. This release features full support for borderless printing on Epson inkjet printers, support for more Epson, Canon, and dye sublimation printers, and more. The Gutenprint FAQ for OS X answers most questions about Gutenprint and how to print in Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar.