How to Install Python 3 on Ubuntu[Step by Step]


Python is a popular programming language among beginners and experienced developers. According to SlashData, there are now 8.2 million developers in the world who code using Python. In this tutorial, I am going to explain step by step guide to install Python 3 on Ubuntu. So let’s get started.

Install Python 3 on Ubuntu Step by Step

System Requirements

  • A system running Ubuntu (Latest Version)
  • A user account with sudo privileges
  • Access to a terminal window/command-line
  • Make sure your environment is configured to use Python 3.9

Installing Python 3.9 on Ubuntu with Apt 

Most of the Ubuntu distribution comes with preinstalled Python. Check your already installed version using following command on the terminal.

$ python ––version

Now, to install Python 3.9 on Ubuntu follow the below steps.

Step 1: Update the Ubuntu packages list.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install software-properties-common
Update ubuntu packages

Step 2: PPA add to the deadsnakes PPA

Now, you have to add python PPA to the apt repository.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa

Press Enter on the keyboard to proceed the PPA add.

PPA add to repository

Step 3: Install Python 3.9 from Command Line

After adding PPA to the repository, update the repository again. Then install Python 3.9

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install python3.9

Step 4: Verify the Python Installation and check Python version.

To verify the Python installation on Ubuntu. Run following command to check Python version.

$ python3.9 --version
Python version check


In this article, you have learned how to install Python 3 on Ubuntu. Follow the article thoroughly to install Python. If you like this article, please feel free to share it on your social media.


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