Java.util.Scanner.nextFloat() Method



The java.util.Scanner.nextFloat() method scans the next token of the input as a float. This method will throw InputMismatchException if the next token cannot be translated into a valid float value as described below. If the translation is successful, the scanner advances past the input that matched.


Following is the declaration for java.util.Scanner.nextFloat() method

public float nextFloat()



Return Value

This method returns the float scanned from the input


  • InputMismatchException − if the next token does not match the Float regular expression, or is out of range

  • NoSuchElementException − if the input is exhausted

  • IllegalStateException − if this scanner is closed


The following example shows the usage of java.util.Scanner.nextFloat() method.

Live Demo
package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;

public class ScannerDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {

      String s = "Hello World! 3 + 3.0 = 6.0 true ";
      Float f = 1.2385f;
      s = s + f;

      // create a new scanner with the specified String Object
      Scanner scanner = new Scanner(s);

      // use US locale to be able to identify floats in the string

      // find the next float token and print it
      // loop for the whole scanner
      while (scanner.hasNext()) {;
         // if the next is a float, print found and the float
         if (scanner.hasNextFloat()) {
            System.out.println("Found :" + scanner.nextFloat());

      // close the scanner

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result −

Found :3.0
Found :3.0
Found :6.0
Found :1.2385


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