Uninstalling Java JDK MacOS

To uninstall the JDK, you must have Administrator privileges and execute the remove command either as root or by using the sudo tool.

Navigate to /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines and remove the directory whose name matches the following format:


For example, to uninstall 8u6:

% rm -rf jdk1.8.0_06.jdk

Do not attempt to uninstall Java by removing the Java tools from /usr/bin. This directory is part of the system software and any changes will be reset by Apple the next time you perform an update of the OS.