Saturday, July 25, 2020

VEDA

VEDA VEDA (Vlog Every Day in April) is a thing in some parts of the YouTube community, and its basically a month when a bunch of (usually smaller/less well-known) vloggers all try to post a new video every day. Its less organized than something like NaNoWriMo, and more just an excuse to be disciplined and make consistent content. Im going to use it to motivate myself to make some low-commitment dailyvlogs, avoiding scripts and mostly just giving snapshots into MIT life. For the first couple days (or at least I noticed it today) Im probably going to be more hesistant about filming randomly with my phone, but I hope that Ill get more comfortable over the course of the month and gradually show more bits of my life. Feel free to request random things youd like me to record, whether its certain parts of campus or food or whatever! Otherwise Ill just do my best to document things and ramble at a camera sometimes. I dont want to spam MIT Admissions with too many daily updates, so  Ill put all the videos in a playlist below. Heres a masterlist of all the vlogs, with little descriptions (in case you want to pick and choose which videos to watch): Calendar Flip || VEDA #1  â€" introductions, juice boxes, the dome at night This is Not a Picture || VEDA #2  â€" #askMIT, career fairs, Big Fish (the musical) Apathy || VEDA #3  â€"  gummy penguins, The Last Five Years, stamp attacks Refrigerator Running || VEDA #4  â€" Mario Kart, bloggers irl, catchphrase Mozzarella Sticks || VEDA #5  â€" animation, TAing, stolen food Glasses || VEDA #6  â€" figure drawing, ranidaphobia, internship searches Its Michelles Song || VEDA #7  â€" moar #askMIT, psetting, random YouTube statistics The New Entity || VEDA #8  â€" about me, The Friendly Toast, meta vlogging Token Male Friend || VEDA #9  â€" music pt.1, interrupting Skype calls, email struggles New York City || VEDA #10  â€" bus rides, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, alumni friendship Treat Yo Self || VEDA #11  â€" toy stores, Central Park wandering, A Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder A Very Sports-y Sunday || VEDA #12   â€" people-watching, miles piles of work, not actually playing sports Nature Agrees with Us || VEDA #13   â€" costume design, sunshine, internet cats Chocolate Therapy || VEDA #14  â€" free cone day, Costco trips, more stamp attacks Laundry Day || VEDA #15  â€" scraped fingers, laundry montages, burger cupcakes All the Little Prefrosh || VEDA #16  â€" CPW begins, the box office, Simmons lights My Real Face || VEDA #17 â€" the music library, the box office (again), Meet the Bloggers   You Cant Just Ask for Prefrosh || VEDA #18  â€" so many prefrosh, game nights, tbh just a lot of laughter Free Ice Cream to This (Death by Exercise) || VEDA #19 â€"  focus groups, dancing, AXO Run the Night Marathon Monday || VEDA #20  â€" the Boston Marathon, audio editing, cups Catching Up || VEDA #21 â€" voiceover recording, s0 much w0rk, friendship things Friends and Community || VEDA # 22  â€" Steam Cafe, watching TV, Shrek vlogs Season 3 Premiere || VEDA #23 â€" dessert study breaks, gesture-filled qa, interrupting trains A Very YouTube-Filled Weekend || VEDA #24 â€" Vsauce and Veritasium, improv, existential crises Adrenaline Rush || VEDA #25  â€" MIT Ballroom Open, Tour Because Awesome (HANK GREEN), loungin   Optimism || VEDA #26  â€" MIT Ballroom Open II, Jeremy Jordan, reflecting on jadedness Staring at Spreadsheets || VEDA #27  â€" stress, agriculture/drought data, late night maps I Have the Foam || VEDA #28  â€" impromptu tug-of-war, TV Tuesday, bridge mysteries Internet Famous || VEDA #29  â€" sneak preview, MacGregor tour ft. Andrea and Jamal, one day more Thats Very Meta || VEDA #30  â€" Collier Memorial, vlogception, calendars upon calendars UPDATE 4/7/15 I reuploaded the first video because someone pointed out very kindly that there was the lovely bright blue Click Analyze to begin prompt from Adobe Premiere over the last clip. Clearly I was too tired to rewatch the video after posting it, which was a poor choice. Other than that, Ive kept to the daily video filming/editing/posting without too much trouble! UPDATE 4/9/15 Bloggers have been posting and this entry was pushed off the first page! So Im bumping it back up to the top because Im still making videos and uploading them every day. It feels kind of weird to bump my own post but I also dont want my videos to get completely lost in the Internet void. Hopefully nobody minds too much. It was also pointed out to me in the comments that, upon skimming this blog post, it doesnt look like Ive been keeping up with dailyvlogs. Especially if you didnt notice that the embedded YouTube player was a playlist rather than a single video. To hopefully avoid this confusion, Im going to stick a master list of all my vlogs at the top of the page with some handy links and brief descriptions. UPDATE 4/15/15 This is the first day I was too exhausted and accidentally fell asleep in between editing uploading yesterdays VEDA. So I didnt hit the 4am deadline, but I woke up at 7:33 because my window faces East and MacGregor is like a brick oven sometimes. Ill probably post the video and then try to get a little more sleep. UPDATE 4/16/15 Second time Ive needed to bump this post to make sure it stays on the front page thankfully Ive only needed to do so about once per week, which isnt too often. I cant believe Im already halfway through VEDA! It doesnt feel like half a month has passed already, but Ive definitely been busier than usual. I hope to see some of you guys during CPW, either at Meet the Bloggers or around MacGregor (or elsewhere on campus)! Im going to try to pop by some events that my friends are planning around campus, mostly to steal food and/or provide moral support. Ive been told many a time that I dont look like my avatar (none of the bloggers *really* do), but you might know my face/backpack color/etc. from vlogs and stuff. UPDATE 4/22/15 Bump^3 (hopefully the last one?) and Im two-thirds through VEDA so far. I think this weekend has produced the longest and shortest videos Ive made thus far some days were really packed and then yesterday I literally just did homework in bed for hours and hours. Thats how it goes, sometimes. I still have a couple topics I need to cover before the end of the month, like asking one of my Course 6 friends about their classes and maybe wandering through MacGregor (impromptu tour + MacCon trip might be necessary). Otherwise, work is ramping up because I have final projects/essays rather than exams, so I think Ill be happy to reclaim an extra hour or two of life/work/sleep when VEDA is done. Not that I dont like vlogging, its just yknow school. UPDATE 4/27/15 Only 4 vlogs left April feels like it flew by! These last couple vlogs have had a lot of me talking reflecting on my life and things, but I still need to get around to doing a last couple MIT-related requests (since showing generic life at MIT was one of my initial goals). Im going to try and end strong and broaden the scope of these videos back to general life at MIT instead of Ceri R. talking out her struggles to a camera every day. UPDATE 5/1/15 Its been an amazing month, and Im just going to give this post a little baby bump to keep it on the front page for one last day. VEDA has been very fun and very challenging, but now I (and you all, and posterity) have these videos to look back upon in case you were wondering what my life (vaguely) looked like in April 2015. Its going to be strange, not constantly thinking about what/who/where to film every single day, but Im definitely going to appreciate the 1-3 hours it frees up every night because of all the final projects. Thanks again to everyone who stuck with me for the entire month! 3

Friday, May 22, 2020

Is Marxism Still Relevant Today Essay - 2189 Words

The Industrial Revolution (1750-1850) had brought about significant changes in agriculture, mining, manufacturing, transportation and technology and subsequently established an era of unprecedented economic growth in capitalist economies. It was within this era that Karl Marx had observed the deprivation and inequality experienced by men of the proletariat, the working class, who had laboured excessively for hours under inhumane conditions to earn a minimum wage while the bourgeoisie, the capitalist class, reaped the benefits. For Marx it was this fundamental inequality within the social and economic hierarchy that had enabled capitalist societies to function. While Marx’s theories, in many instances have been falsified and predictions†¦show more content†¦Considering that as of 2010, 45.4% of the Australian labour force comprised of women it would seem that Marx’s socialist perspective is less so equal or relevant in contemporary society. Marxism is often cited as being irrelevant within contemporary society due to the fact that Marx had critiqued an almost incomparable society. McDonald Brownlee (2001) argue that contemporary society exists in a post-modern era where westernised societies enjoy the benefits of higher living standards, where the rights of employees are elicited within the Australian Constitution and the rights of humans are dictated within Geneva conventions. An era where employees are entitled to government pensions, allowances, superannuation, and employees accrue sick and annual leave (McDonald Brownlee, 2001). Furthermore employees are able to seek union representation and are legally entitled to industrial action. McDonald and Brownlee (2001) assert that Fair Work Australia, established as an institution responsible for fixating minimum wage and resolving work related disputes, perpetuates the notion that Australia is in transition to become an egalitarian society with minimal class disparity . 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Friday, May 8, 2020

Chaucers Canterbury Tales - Comparing Dishonesty in The...

Dishonesty and Hypocrisy in The Physicians and Pardoners Tales Chaucer presents characters in the Physicians and Pardoners Tales who are very similar to each other in one important way. Although the characters seem on the surface to be mirror images of each other, they have an important underlying similarity: both the physician and the pardoner are not what they appear to be to most people. Both are hypocritical, although they show this hypocrisy in different ways. One way of seeing this hypocrisy, in the case of the physicians tale, is to examine the way the similarities and differences between the knight Virginius and the physician himself in terms of what he sees as moral actions. It seems fairly clear that†¦show more content†¦The tale as told by the physician, however, is problematic as a moral example, because (although Virginia may have had to submit to the judges rule that he live with her), there is nothing in Apius ruling that would have forced her to yield her chastity to him. She would still have had a moral choice when she submitted. It may be that the choice would have come to nothing but consentual or nonconsentual sex with Apius. This is still a very important distinction in Christian terms, because without yielding her consent, Virginia would have been guilty of no sin. It may have been that she would have been dishonored in the eyes of society if she was to live with the judge, but she would have committed no moral tr ansgression. By identifying himself with Virginius, by drawing on a similar story in the Biblical book of Judges to provide moral backing for his own story, and holding the tale up as a moral example of Christian behavior, the physician re-frames it in terms of Christian ethics, although it is set in ancient Rome. It is understandable (although perhaps unusual to the modern reader) that a father would rather see his daughter dead than sacrifice her eternal reward in heaven; but once it is realized that her eternal reward, within the context of this tale, is not at stake, it seems absurd that a father would rather have his

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Women’s Rights in the Quran Essay Free Essays

The religion of Islam, unfortunately, has been exposed many unfair criticisms from nonmuslims. Especially about how Islamic Laws are treated towards the women. There are plenty of misinterpretations and accusations. We will write a custom essay sample on Women’s Rights in the Quran Essay or any similar topic only for you Order Now It needs to mention about fundamental and basic principles in Islam. According to Islam, human beings are not evil and sinful creatures, and they do not come to the world with tendency to sin. Human beings are not sinful until they choose to sin. Unlike Christianity, a newborn baby considered to be pure, innocent, and considered as if s(he) a given present from Allah. There is even a saying in Turkish ‘like a paradise-scented child’. This saying refers that the children are innocent and as if they are coming from the paradise. Also, every human is equal in Islam regardless of their race, color, and class. Islam is not definite with only one age, it is for every age. Khurshid Ahmad describes the aim of Islam as, Islam aims at establishing an equilibrium between these two aspects of life – the material and the spiritual. (36) Another detail in Islam is that how Quran describes Eve. In Quran, Eve is not represented an evil or a seductive woman. Quran puts an equivalent blame on Adam’s and Eve’s mistake. It does not separate Eve from Adam. Eve is not portrayed as a deceiver or a seducer. Eve is not blamed for seducing Adam to eat the fruit from the forbidden tree. Actually, in Quran Surah Taha, verse 121† †¦ Thus, Adam disobeyed his Lord, and fell.† This verse states that Adam is especially blamed for the sin not Eve. Another important detail is that the original sin concept. It does not exist in Islam. For this reason, Adam’s sin is not inherited to the other human beings like it does in Christianity. This is because Adam and Eve repented to Allah and they had forgiven. Allah does not punish anyone for other’s sins. Therefore, in Islam, everyone is responsible for their own actions, and their own sins. The Quran provides clear-cut evidence that woman in completely equated with man in the sight of Allah in terms of her rights and responsibilities (Ahmad 136). In Quran Surah Al- Imran verse 195 † Their Lord answered the Prayer thus: â€Å"I will not suffer the work of any of you, whether male or female, to go to waste; each of you is from the other†¦Ã¢â‚¬  This part of the verse simply refers that there is no discrimination between a man and a woman in the presence of Allah. In Islam, the superiority only occurs when it comes to the actions. Other features are not important. For instance, being a man or a female, noble or ignoble, those features do not affect the actions that have done. It is crystal clear that there is no difference between a man and a woman. Later on, the Quran states again that there is no discrimination between a man and a woman in Surah An-Nisaa verse 124 † But whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, and is a believer— those will enter Paradise, and will not be wronged a whit.† The only thing that matter is the actions. Another Surah emphasizes the same topic again, in Surah An-Nahl verse 97 † Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while being a believer, we will grant him a good life—and We will reward them according to the best of what they used to do.† As long as following Allah and embrace the religion, believers will be rewarded by their works and actions. In Islam there are some religious obligations, for instance, routine prayers, fasting, alms, and going on a pilgrimage. A man and a woman have same obligations and duties for those religious obligations. Except some circumstances, to give an example, a woman can be privileged from prayers throughout her mensuration. The same case applies for fasting. There can be some exceptional for the women, otherwise the man and the women are equally responsible for the obligations. In the Pre-Islamic age of ignorance, if someone has a daughter as his or her first child, burying her was vastly common amongst the various Arabian tribes. Surah An-Nahl verses 58-59 describe the how people react when they have a daughter. † And when one of them is given news of a female infant, his face darkens, and he chokes with grief. He hides from the people because of the bad news given to him. Shall he keep it in humiliation, or bury it in the dust? What an evil choice they decide on?† Quran unquestionably and strictly forbids the infanticide. With the acceptance of Islam, the daughters were protected and treated fairly. Females had gained rights with the Islam. Surely, during the age of ignorance women were treated as if they were the objects, and they had no right. Prior to the advent of Islam, woman had no rights to speak of. When a woman’s husband died, any of his male relatives would simply appropriate her, as if she was an animal or a commodity ( Al-Ghazili) The Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) has a saying about treating the daughters † Whosoever has a daughter and he does not bury her alive, does not insult her, and does not favor his son over her, Allah will admit him to Paradise because of her.† (Ibn Hanbal Hadith No 1957). Even just by deducing from this Hadith that in Islam, the daughter has an equal position with the son. Moreover, it can be said that how treating a daughter significant for awarding the father with the Paradise. Woman in the marriage in the Quran states in one of the Surah which is Al-Rum verse 21 † And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect.† The Quran clearly indicates that marriage is sharing between the two halves of the society, and its objectives, beside perpetuating human life, are emotional well-being and spiritual harmony. Its bases are love and mercy (Ahmed 138). Furthermore, a woman cannot force into marriage without her own approval according to Islamic Law. The rules for married life in Islam are clear and in harmony with upright human nature. A woman and a man both have equal rights and claims on one another, except for one responsibility, that of leadership. This is a matter which is natural in any collective life and which is consistent with the nature of man (Ahmed 138). In Surah Al-Baqarah verse 228 † †¦ And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.† Having a degree has to do with the maintenance and protection of a women, and as Khurshid Ahmed refers that it is the natural difference between the sexes which entitles the weaker sex to protection. It does not imply no superiority or advantage before the law, and the man’s role of leadership in relation to his family does not mean the husband’s dictatorship over his wife (138). One of the distinction between Islam and Christianity is about remarriage of the widows. Unlike Christianity, the widows or divorced women do not expose to discrimination against the unmarried women or another. According to Islam, a divorced or widowed woman has the right to remarry without any shame or denunciation. In fact, the Quran allows the betrothal of a divorced or widowed woman even during her period of transition (Jawad 34). In Surah Al-Baqarah 235 states as: It shall be no offence for you openly to propose marriage indirectly to such women or to cherish them in your hearts. Allah knows that you will remember them. Do not arrange to meet them in secret and, if you do, speak to them honorably. But you shall not consummate the marriage before the end of their waiting period. Know that Allah has knowledge of all your thoughts. Therefore, take heed and bear in mind that Allah is forgiving and merciful. This verse mentions there is no sin in offering a marriage implicitly to a woman whose husband died and waiting for the iddat. The explanation of Iddat is a period of time during which a divorced or widowed woman may not remarry (oxforddictionaries.com). This offering can be through expressing the intention of the man by asking questions or stating his wishes to the woman. By this way, woman’s opinion will find out, and if the woman wishes to marry that man, it will be prevented the woman to promise someone else. Islam values the treating respectful and kind to the parents, but especially to the mothers. In Islam, women are also valued being a mother too. For instance, In the Quran, there is a suggestion for the polite behavior for the mothers. In Surah Luqman verse 14 † And we enjoined upon man to be dutiful to his parents. His mother bore him in weakness upon weakness†¦Ã¢â‚¬  Likewise, in Surah Al-Ahqaf verse 15 † And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him with hardship†¦Ã¢â‚¬  Surah Al-Ahqaf verse 15 indicates that Allah ordered to us to treat our parents kindly and take care of them. It is also emphasized that how our mothers suffered during her pregnancy with having sickness and at the same how challenging her labor was. Similarly, in Surah Al-Isra verse 23 is regarding the good and polite treatment towards the parents †Your Lord has commanded that you worship none but Him, and that you be good to your parents. If either of them or both of them reach old age with you, do not say to them a word of disrespect, nor scold them, but say to them kind words.† There are several sayings of The Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). One day, The Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) stated: † Be regretful!† when they say † Who? O The messenger of Allah!† The Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) replied as † It is the person who cannot enter the Paradise because he did not show respect one or both of his parents in their old age.† (Birr and S?la 251) Furthermore, The Prophet Mohammad has a well-known saying † Paradise is at the feet of mothers† (Ibn Hanbal). One more case can be given as: A man came to Mohammad (pbuh) asking, † O Messenger of Allah, who among the people is the worthiest of my good company? † The Prophet (pbuh) said, †Your mother.† The man said, †Then who else?† The Prophet (pbuh) said †Your mother.† The man said, † Then who else?† The Prophet (pbuh) said, †Your mother.† The man said, †Then who else?† Only then did the Prophet (pbuh) say †Your father.† (Al-Bukhari and Muslim). The financial status of a woman is secured in Quran. It can be easily seen in the verses of the Quran. How to cite Women’s Rights in the Quran Essay, Essays

Monday, April 27, 2020

Mary, Nickname Bloodymary, 1St Person Essays - Anti-Protestantism

Mary, Nickname: Bloodymary, 1St Person Mary the first was born on FEB. 18. 1516 at GREENWICH PALACE. I WAS THE DAUGHTER OF HENRY THE 8 AND CATHRINE THE FIRST OF ARGON. I WAS A GOOD STUDENT AND ACCOMPLISHEND LINGUIST. I LEARNED LATIN, FRENCH, SPANISH, ITALIAN, AND GREEK. I STUDIED ASTRONOMY, NATURAL SCIENCE, AND MATH. I PLAYED MUSIC, DANCED, AND EMBROIRED. MY FATHER WANTED ME TO MARRY MY HALF BROTHER BUT I DIDNT BECAUSE HE WOULD HAVE HAD TO NILLUFY HIS MARRIGAGE WITH MY MOTHER. I didnt like my fathers second wife b/c I FELT SHE WAS TRYING TO TAKE THE PLACE OF MY MOTHER. I WAS FORCED OUT OF MY HOUSE, AND SENT TO LIVE WITH MY SISTER ELIZABETH. B/C OF THIS I LOST MY TITLE OF PRINCESS, AND WAS DECLARED ILLIGITAMATE. LATER I TOOK AN OATH OF SUPREMACY, AND WENT BACK TO THE PALACE AND ONCE AGAIN BECAME CLOSE TO MY FATHER. WHEN I MOVED BACK I BECAME THE GOD MOTHER OF MY HALF BROTHER EDWARD. BECAUSE OF THE PARLIMENTARY ACT I WAS RESTORED TO THE ROYAL SUCCSSESION. WHEN MY BROTHER DIED IN 1553 I BECAME QUEEN. I WAS AN ATTRACTIVE WOME N WITH A STRONG DEMEANO, AND DIDNT LET PEOPLE UPSET ME. I HAD PRO-CATHOLIC AND PRO-SPANISH POLICES, AND I RESTORED THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. I MARRIED KING PHILIP THE SECOND OF SPAIN. THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF MY MARRAGE CAUSED CHANGES IN THE GOV'T. I DIDNT LIKE HERETICS- PEOLE WHO HELD AN UNORTHADOX OPINION, AND SPOKE OUT ABOUT IT. ABOUT 3000 PROMINANT PRODISTANTS WERE BURNED AT THE STAKE, THIS IS HOW I GOT THE NICKNAME BLOODYMARY. PHILIP LEFT ENGLAND FOR 10 MONTHS AND CONVINCED ME TO JOIN SPAINS WAS AGAINST FRANCE. I BECAME DISSAPOINTED IN PHILIP B/C HE FOUGHT IN THE WAR AND I FELT THAT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WIN THE WAR, AND ALSO B/C I WASNT ABLE TO PRODUCE AND HEIR TO THE THRONE. I DIED FROM NATURAL CAUSES ON NOV. 25, 1588. I WAS ALWAYS TRUE TO THOSE FAITHFUL TO ME. AND I WILL BE REMEMBERED AS THE LAST SUCCESSFUL TUDOR SOVERIGN. History Reports

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Is it Ever OK to Tell Your Boss Youre Looking for a New Job

Is it Ever OK to Tell Your Boss Youre Looking for a New Job It can be tricky when you’re job hunting and trying to keep it a secret from your boss and fellow employees. You might have to  resort to fake doctor appointments or a family emergency to get time off for interviews. In another roadblock, your current job can prevent you from listing coworkers or members of management as recommendations on your resume. Is there any professional way  to tell your boss you’re job hunting to make it easier for yourself?Examine Why You’re Job HuntingBefore checking out those job search sites, you may want to ask yourself why you are planning on finding a new job. Ask yourself if you are looking for a larger salary, more responsibilities, or are using the opportunity to switch career paths. One way to examine your  reasons  for job hunting is to  create a list of positive and negative points of your current job. After completing the list, you will have a good idea why you really want a change.Times When You Can Tell Your Bos sActually, there are times when you can tell your boss you are job hunting without many problems. For example, if your spouse has taken a job in a different city and you are forced to move, it’s fine to share your news. Perhaps you have bought a new house on the other side of town, and the commute would add too much time to your daily routine. Or maybe you  have health problems that could force you to take a job with less stress, or your spouse just retired and you want to work closer to home. Logistical reasons for a job change are fine to share with your boss.Think about the Repercussions FirstHaving a good relationship with your employer can make telling him or her  a possibility. In some instances, if you are an employee who knows you are valued, you might be offered a raise, another position in the company, or added responsibilities as an enticement to get you stay with the job. However, whether you tell your boss is strictly a judgment call. If you call it wrong, yo u could be out looking for a job earlier than you had planned and without the backup of your current position.Timing is EverythingYou’ve been on several interviews and the hiring manager is talking about when you start your new job. Is it time to inform your boss and put in your resignation? Until you have actually signed the contract for your new job, you should  hold off on telling your current employer. You aren’t actually hired until those papers are signed, and someone else might come along and snag the new job you thought you had. When your new contract is signed, then is the time to tell your employer. It is also a good idea to let your new employer know that you need to give notice to your current boss with enough time for a replacement to be hired to fill your position. Your new boss will appreciate your courtesy.Knowing when to tell your current employer that you are job hunting can be an important consideration to protect yourself. Job hunting with the abi lity to find all the listings that suit your position is also important, and there are easier ways than searching through job classifieds. TheJobNetwork can help. After you fill out your work interests and qualifications, TheJobNetwork searches 24-hours a day for listings that match your description and sends those listings to you as an email alert. All you do is sign up for job match alert to get started.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Help, iPhone Won’t Charge! 5 Common Causes + How to Fix

Help, iPhone Won’t Charge! 5 Common Causes + How to Fix SAT / ACT Prep Online Guides and Tips If your iPhone is plugged in but not charging, you may be in panic mode. You love your phone, you’re way too reliant on it, and you don’t want to spend some serious cash on a new iPhone 6s. And heaven forbid you resort to purchasing a non-iPhone. Fear not. I’ll walk you through some of the common reasons why an iPhone won’t charge and offer solutions to these problems. Hopefully, your iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, or iPhone 6 will only require a simple fix, and you’ll soon be using your phone incessantly and ignoring the outside world. How Do You Know if Your iPhone Is Charging? When your device is plugged into a power source, look at the battery icon in the status bar. If the iPhone is charging properly, there should be a lightning bolt next to the battery icon. If there’s not, there's definitely a problem and your iPhone won't charge. In this guide, I'll explain the most common reasons why an iPhone won't charge and offer solutions to each of these issues. These suggestions apply to every supported model (i.e. iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6S), but may or may not work for earlier models. Follow my prescribed steps to help get your phone charging again. Common Problem 1: Your Software Crashed This is a common problem for why your iPhone won't charge, but luckily, it’s not a huge deal. In this situation, it looks like your iPhone isn’t charging, but the screen is just staying blank because your software has crashed. How to Fix It Just do a hard reset by holding the power button and home button together. Keep holding them until the Apple logo appears and your phone reboots. At this point, you should be able to see your phone charging, and all will be well again. Common Problem 2: Your Charging Port Is Dirty or Obstructed Take a close look at where the cable connects to your phone. If you want to take a really good look, use a flashlight. The port may be clogged with dust, lint, or other debris. Even something very small can prevent your cable from making a solid connection to your iPhone, thus causing your iPhone not charging problem. Also, this is less common, but make sure there’s no debris on the plug of the cable where it connects to the port. How to Fix It Use a toothbrush (preferably not one you’re going to use in your mouth) to gently brush out the port. Toothbrushes work well because the bristles don’t conduct electricity. You can also purchase one of these special brushes to do the trick. Once you’re done cleaning out the port, try charging again. Cross your fingers that you’ve fixed the problem and sanity has been restored. Common Problem 3: Your Cable Is Busted Inspect your cable thoroughly at both ends. Lightning cables (for iPhone 5 through 6s) and 30-pin connector cables (for iPhone 4S or earlier), are prone to fraying or getting torn. This is especially common if you get a low quality cable. If you get a super cheap non-Apple cable at a store or online, don’t be surprised if it’s not especially durable and makes your iPhone not charge. To check to see if the problem is with your cable or charger, try using a different one, if you have one available. Or if you have another working iPhone on hand, see if your charger will work with a different phone. How to Fix It If your charger is broken, you’re going to need to replace the cable. If your iPhone is still under warranty, Apple may replace your cable free of charge. Set up an appointment at your local Genius Bar, or you can try to set up your cable exchange online. If you need to purchase a new cable, here are certified 3-foot and 6-foot options. If you have an iPhone 4S or earlier model, check out this certified 30-pin connector cable. Common Problem 4: Your Power Source Is No Good There are many different ways to charge an iPhone: you can plug it into the wall, a car charger, laptop, or a speaker dock. There may be a problem in the wall outlet you’re using, or perhaps the USB port on your computer is the issue. Your iPhone won't charge if your power source is busted. How to Fix It Simply change the outlet or port your phone is plugged into. If this is the problem, you shouldn’t have any issues once you change your power source. As an added bonus, if you move from a USB port to a wall outlet, your phone will usually charge faster. Not only will you no longer have an iPhone not charging problem, you'll super charge your phone! Common Problem 5: Your Phone Was Damaged If your iPhone has been severely damaged, it probably won’t charge. Maybe the hardware was damaged when you dropped your phone while you were running. Or perhaps your charging port sustained liquid damage when you dropped your phone in the sink. How to Fix It Well, there aren’t a ton of options other than replacing your phone if this is the problem for your iPhone not charging. If you dropped your phone in water, you can try immediately drying the phone, removing the case, and placing the phone in a sealed bag of rice for at least 36 hours. If it still isn't working when you remove it from the bag, I’m sad to say that your phone has probably perished. One additional option other than replacing the phone is using an iPhone repair company, like iResQ, especially if all that’s damaged is the charging port. Typically, you have to mail them your phone, but if they can successfully fix it, you can recover your data and won’t have to purchase a new phone. Hooray! Troubleshooting Your iPhone Not Charging If your iPhone won't charge, go through the following steps to diagnose and rectify the problem. #1: Is Your Phone Plugged in Properly? Often, the issue is as simple as not plugging in your phone correctly. Your charger may not be fully inserted into a plug or charging port. Make sure that both ends of the charger are properly connected. #2: Is the Charging Port Dirty? Check to see if there's any debris in your charging port. If so, you can use a toothbrush to remove it. After you're done cleaning the port, try charging your iPhone again. #3: Try Rebooting the Phone Your software may have crashed, and you can fix this by doing a hard reset. Just hold the home button and the power button until the Apple logo appears. Problem solved. #4: Connect to a Different Power Source If the problem is with your power source, all you have to do is use a different one. Plug your phone into a different plug or USB port. #5: Is Your Cable Broken? If you have an additional cable, try to charge your phone with it. If the new cable works, you've identified that the first cable is broken. If you have an extra phone that charges with the original cable, you know the charger isn't the problem. If you have a broken cable, it will have to be replaced. #6: Is Your Phone Damaged? If none of the previous steps works, your phone may be damaged. If it is, you can try salvaging it by using an iPhone repair company, but it's possible that your phone has gone to iPhone heaven and can't be fixed.