How To Download & Install Optifine in Minecraft

Minecraft has a lot of mods that you can download and get the best from the game. Optifine is such a mod that you need to enjoy playing the Minecraft game. Therefore, in this guide, you will learn how to download and install Optifine in Minecraft. You cannot only make your Minecraft game run faster with the Optifine but, you can increase the graphic level with no time, no lagging in the gameplay, and a whole lot of feature that you can enjoy when you install Optfine in Minecraft.

Without much do, this guide will cover everything you need to know about Optifine in Minecraft and how to use it to optimize your increase game if you don’t want to use other means to give more RAM to your Minecraft server to improve the game speed.

List of Optifine Mod to Download

Below are the major Optifine .jar files that you can download to improve your Minecraft game performance.

  • OptiFine 1.7.2
  • OptiFine 1.8.0
  • OptiFine 1.8.8
  • OptiFine 1.8.9
  • OptiFine 1.9.0
  • OptiFine 1.9.2
  • OptiFine 1.9.4
  • OptiFine 1.10
  • OptiFine 1.10.2
  • OptiFine 1.11
  • OptiFine 1.11.2
  • OptiFine 1.12
  • OptiFine 1.12.1
  • OptiFine 1.12.2
  • OptiFine 1.13
  • OptiFine 1.13.1
  • OptiFine 1.13.2
  • OptiFine 1.14.3
  • OptiFine 1.14.4
  • OptiFine 1.16.1
  • OptiFine 1.16.2

How to Download Optifine Minecraft

Before you proceed to install the Optifine mod to improve Minecraft performance and graphic, you first need to download the installer. It’s easier to download the latest version. Therefore, we will walk you through how to download Optifine mod latest version for Minecraft.

  • Go to Optifine download page on
  • All download including the previous version and latest version will be available.
  • The latest version as at the time of writing this article is Optifine Minecraft version 1.16.2.
  • To download, tap on the “Mirror” under the OptiFine HD Ultra.
  • A new tap will open to download the Optifine mod in .jar.
  • Then, tap on “Download OptiFine_1.16.2_HD_U_G3.jar” to start downloading. How to download and Install Optifine in Minecraft
  • The Jave file will be downloaded to your PC. And the next will be to open the Optifine java installer to use it to optimize the Minecraft game.
  • Now, drag and drop the Optifine mode to your computer desktop.

How to Open the Optifine Java Installer

Next, you need to open or run the Optifine installer that you downloaded from the steps above. Unlike installing software on your computer, you can simply open the java file to start optimizing the game server.Open Optifine Java JM

  • Right-click on the Optifine Java file.
  • Navigate to “Open with >> Java (TM) Platform SE binary.
  • Tap “Install” from the java popup interface.

On the Optifine installer popup, you will see the mod version that you are about to install. Now, we will proceed to how to install the Optifine mod in Minecraft.

How to Install Optifine

After going through the steps to download the Optifine mode from the official website to open the installer file, now, we will proceed to how to install the java file.

  • Firstly, you need to right-click on the downloaded file as shared above.
  • Tap on open with and select the Java binary SE option from the pop.
  • Now, while on the installer page, you then need to hover to “install” and tap on it.
  • After a few seconds, the installation process will pop a “success” message if it’s done.

Optifine Mod not Installed on Minecraft

It’s possible that after the whole procedure, the Optifine will not be installed. If you battles this, here is how to fix the not working or installing Optifine.

  • Upgrade to the latest Minecraft. This can be down running the Minecraft launcher with no mod.
  • Run the whole process to install the Optifine as shared above once again.

With the latest version of the Minecraft and Optifine, the Optifine not working should be fixed.

How to Open Minecraft with Optifine

To complete the guide, you need to open Optifine directly from the Minecraft game. And here are the steps you need to take to achieve that.Open Optifine in Minecraft

  • Launch the Minecraft launcher with no mod.
  • Tap the “Arrow” icon next to the “Plau” button.
  • Find “Optifine” and tap on the “Plau” button.
  • Done.

Now, the Optifine has been opened with the Minecraft. You should see a change in your game, such as bright graphics, fast speed, and other features of the Optifine in the Minecraft. And that is how far we have gone on how to download and install Optifine in Minecraft.

How to Install Optifine Onto Minecraft Using OS X

Here, I will be using Bing browser to download and install Optifine one Minecraft using OS X.

  • Open the Bing browser on your OS X.
  • Visit “” website.
  • Download the latest version of the Optifine Mod. You can download any version though, but, to avoid Optifine isn’t working, you need to download the latest version.
  • Now, tap on the “Mirror” link to open the download page.
  • Dock open your OS X download folder and tap on the .jar file downloaded.
  • Tap on the “Install” button.
  • That is all.

Once this is done, you can now launch the Minecraft and select the “Optifine” from it to start playing.

How to Get Better Performance on Minecraft with Optifine

The purpose of using Optifine is to get better performance and enhance the Minecraft graphic. However, once the mod is opened from Minecraft, there won’t be any settings or configuration required to achieve better performance.

But, if the graphic isn’t giving you what you want. You can play around the video game settings to bring the best of the graphic settings. There are a lot of settings to toggle to get the best graphic settings here. But, if you don’t want to mess things up, the default graphic configuration will give you the best.

How to Install Optifine with Forge

Here is a quick walk around on how to Install OptiFine with Forge alongside this guide to download OptiFine in Minecraft.

  • Go to the official Forge website (
  • Download Minecraft Forge.
  • To open the .jar file, right-click on it, select open with and tap “Java (JM) Platform Binary SE.”
  • Download latest OptiFine release on the official site. You can follow the guide above.
  • Rung the “Forge” at least one time and close it after running it.
  • Now, you have successfully installed OptiFine with Forge.

Now, we need to test whether we have been able to install the OptiFine with Forge. To confirm this setting, follow the lead below.How to Install Optifine with Forge

  • Run Minecraft Forget with no mod.
  • You will see OptiFine appearing as a mod.

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