Java String.toLowerCase()

The method toLowerCase() converts all characters of a String to lower case. If no Locale is passed to the method, then it will use the default Locale.

However, it may produce unexpected results if it’s run on a system whose default Locale is different. To avoid this, we can simply pass the Locale to the method.

Available Signatures


public String toLowerCase(Locale locale)
public String toLowerCase()



public void whenConvertToLowerCase_thenCorrect() {
    String s = "WELCOME to BAELDUNG!";

    assertEquals("welcome to baeldung!", s.toLowerCase());