How to install docker on Mac

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To install Docker on Mac, kindly follow these steps:

  • Go to the Docker website ( and click on the "Get Docker" button
  • Click on the "Download from Docker Hub" button to download the latest stable release of Docker for Mac
  • Double-click the downloaded installer file to start the installation process
  • In the installer window, drag the Docker icon to the Applications folder
  • Follow the prompts in the installation wizard to complete the installation. This may include accepting the terms of the license agreement

Once the installation is complete, Docker will start automatically. You can confirm that Docker is running by looking for the Docker icon in the system tray.

Alternatively, you can also install Docker using Homebrew by running the following command in a Terminal window: brew cask install docker

Note: Docker requires MacOS Mojave 10.14 or newer. If you are using an older version of MacOS, you will need to use Docker Toolbox instead.