Importance of the parseBoolean() method in Java?

JavaObject Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The parseBoolean() method is an important method of a Boolean class. The parseBoolean() is a static method and can parse the String method argument into a Boolean object. The parseBoolean() method of Boolean class returns the boolean represented by the string argument.


public static boolean parseBoolean(String s)


import java.util.Scanner;
public class ParseBooleanMethodTest {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      System.out.print("Are you ready to play cricket(true/false)?");
      Scanner scanner = new Scanner(;
      String str = scanner.nextLine();
      // Convert the user input into boolean
      boolean answer = Boolean.parseBoolean(str);
      if(answer) {
         System.out.println("Yes, I am ready to play cricket");
      } else {
         System.out.println("No, I am not yet ready");


Are you ready to play cricket(true/false)? true
Yes, I am ready to play cricket
Published on 06-Aug-2019 12:32:54