Windows users: If you are on a Windows computer, see Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC | Windows.

Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is a two-step process. First you download the installation package, and then you install Acrobat Reader DC from that package file. You do not have to remove the older version of Reader before installing Acrobat Reader DC.

System requirements

Before you install, always make sure that your system meets the minimum system requirements.

Installing Reader on older operating systems

You need Mac OS X 10.9 or later to run Acrobat Reader DC. If your operating system is older,
you can install an earlier version of Reader. For step-by-step instructions, see Install an older version of Adobe Reader on Mac OS.

Note:

Not sure which version of Mac OS you have? Click the Apple icon in the upper-left corner of your screen, then choose About This Mac.

Firefox: Download and install Acrobat Reader DC

  1. Go to the Adobe Acrobat Reader download page and click Install now.

    Acrobat Reader download page

    Note:

    You need Mac OS X 10.9 or later to run Acrobat Reader DC. If you're running Mac OS X 10.8 or older, the Adobe Reader download page looks like this:

    Adobe Reader download page for older operating systems

    You can install an older version of Acrobat Reader. For instructions, see Install an older version of Adobe Reader on Mac OS.

  2. When asked whether to save the .dmg file, select Save File.

    Note:

    If you do not see this dialog box, another window could be blocking it. Try moving any other windows out of the way.

    Select Save File
  3. Double-click the .dmg file. (If you don't see the Downloads window, choose Tools > Downloads.)

    Double-click the .dmg file
  4. Double-click Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to start the installation.

    Double-click to install
  5. When asked if you are sure that you want to open the file, click Open.

    Click Open
  6. When prompted, enter your user name and password.

    Enter user name and password
  7. When you see the confirmation message that the installation is complete, click Finish.

    Click Finish

Safari: Download and install Acrobat Reader DC

  1. Go to the Adobe Acrobat Reader download page and click Install now.

    Acrobat Reader download page

    Note:

    You need Mac OS X 10.9 or later to run Acrobat Reader DC. If you're running Mac OS X 10.8 or older, the Adobe Reader download page looks like this:

    Adobe Reader download page for older operating systems

    You can install an older version of Acrobat Reader. For instructions, see Install an older version of Adobe Reader on Mac OS.

  2. Double-click the .dmg file. (If you don't see the Safari Downloads window, choose Window > Downloads.)

    Double-click the .dmg file
  3. Double-click Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to start the installation.

    Double-click to install
  4. When asked if you are sure that you want to open the file, click Open.

    Click Open
  5. When prompted, enter your user name and password.

    Enter user name and password
  6. When you see the confirmation message that the installation is complete, click Finish.

    Click Finish

Chrome: Download and install Acrobat Reader DC

  1. Go to the Adobe Acrobat Reader download page and click Install now.

    Acrobat Reader download page

    Note:

    You need Mac OS X 10.9 or later to run Acrobat Reader DC. If you're running Mac OS X 10.8 or older, the Adobe Reader download page looks like this:

    Adobe Reader download page for older operating systems

    You can install an older version of Acrobat Reader. For instructions, see Install an older version of Adobe Reader on Mac OS.

  2. When the file appears at the bottom of the browser, click the file. (If you don't see the file, choose Downloads from the Chrome menu.)

    Click the downloaded file
  3. Double-click Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to start the installation.

    Double-click to install
  4. When asked if you are sure that you want to open the file, click Open.

    Click Open
  5. When prompted, enter your user name and password.

    Enter user name and password
  6. When you see the confirmation message that the installation is complete, click Finish.

    Click Finish

Still need help?

To see if other users are experiencing similar download and installation problems, visit the Acrobat Reader user forum, or the Deployment & Installation forum on AcrobatUsers.com. Try posting your problem on the forums for interactive troubleshooting. When posting on forums, include your operating system and product version number.

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