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How to be smart about applying Apple updates

An attendee demonstrates a new Apple Inc. iPad and Apple Pencil in a technology lab during an event at Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Apple Inc. unveiled a low-cost iPad geared toward students to better compete with Google Chromebooks in the education market. Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg

First of all, disable automatic updates. Also, create a bootable duplicate of your device's internal hard disk — just in case.

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