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I got an iPhone sent from the US to Australia a few days ago. It's working great so far but there are some strange.. characteristics.

I had it keypad (I mean, touchscreen) locked and put it in the charger. I wake up in the morning and the battery is still on red. Same result when I plugged it into my laptop. Do I have to unlock it to charge? I assumed not because the lightning symbol appears and everything seems to be in order, except that it doesn't charge. That said, it doesn't die throughout the day however.

Also, when I'm in a program for too long (Google maps, iPod, etc) it automatically goes back to the homepage even if I'm still looking through maps / songs.

The only conclusion I can come to is that I am either doing something wrong or the iPhone is faulty because something was done wrong in the hardware unlocking process?
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You don't have your computer set to sleep after a while do you? Because it doesn't charge when the computer's asleep.
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you got an iPhone to work in Australia?

How did you do it?

Which carrier are you using?

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You don't have your computer set to sleep after a while do you? Because it doesn't charge when the computer's asleep.
Yeah I don't I tried it from the power point anyway and even that doesn't work. Not really sure what's up. I guess I can try charging for 24 hours and go crazy if that doesn't work.
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you got an iPhone to work in Australia?

How did you do it?

Which carrier are you using?
ebay... I didn't do it myself. The guy did a hardware unlock and loaded in the Australia number format for me. He's pretty legit so I'll see what he says about the battery problem.
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Would it have to do anything with the fact the power output from wall powerpoints are different in the US when compared to Australia. Maybe a little adapter might fix the problem.
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Would it have to do anything with the fact the power output from wall powerpoints are different in the US when compared to Australia. Maybe a little adapter might fix the problem.
Hmm I bought an adapter so as to actually be able to plug it in, but power output? Oh God. I'll do a bit of research. Thanks
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How long does it usually take to fully charge the phone?
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A couple of hours from complete drain, less if you have a slight charge. It charges surprisingly quickly


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You said it doesn't die throughout the day...Assuming that, It just sounds like the battery icon is stuck. Have you tried turning the phone off and then back on? I would say try restoring it...but i'm not sure how they would affect the phone as far as being unlocked...
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i would suggest a full restore since you say it doesn't die out during the day, so it is charging, just the status being shown isn't accurate.

but, restoring the iPhone would mean you would have to unlock it.. It's easy and doesnt require any hardware tampering

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