How to add Java to an Android tablet

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How to add Java to an Android tablet
Java comes built in to most Android tablets, such as the Galaxy Tab. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Java enables you to chat with people around the world, play games and is integral to many Internet applications. Java is already installed by default on the most recent version of the Android platforms and requires no download or installation. If the add-on has been disabled for whatever reason, you can re-enable it through the settings within the Browser app. If you are using an alternative browsing app, the process may vary slightly.

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Things you need

  • Android Tablet

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  1. 1

    Load up the Browser app on your Android tablet and press the menu button (three vertical dots).

  2. 2

    Tap "Settings" from the menu list.

  3. 3

    Tap "Advanced" on the subsequent screen.

  4. 4

    Tap the box next to "Enable JavaScript" to enable Java on your Android tablet.

  5. 5

    Tap the back button twice to return to the Web.

Tips and warnings

  • Some websites cannot utilise Javascript on a mobile device in the same way as a desktop browser -- if you are unable to get a particular Web page to function correctly, you may need to visit it from a computer rather than a tablet.
  • If you are using a browser app other than the one provided with Android, check the documentation supplied with the app for details of how to enable Javascript. In Google's Chrome app, for example, open the menu drop-down then choose "Settings" and then "Content settings."

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