Apple Watches are not cheap, as well as cool they are very valuable. They can be recognized easily from afar due to their sleek designs. When you harmonised an Apple Watch with a remarkable and stylish apple watch band, you know you’ve made it.
Apple watch bands are available in various materials such as leather, wood, steel, silicon, ceramic, and the most popular one is nylon. It’s often perfect to have the apple watch straps cleaned and maintained often in order to last for many years of use. Proper cleaning makes these bands look adorable.
This article will show you the best way to clean and take care of them. First and foremost, it is highly recommend washing or cleaning your Apple watch band every one to two weeks, most particularly if you wear a similar band every day.
How to clean the Silicone Apple Watch Sport Band?
Step 1: Remove sport band from Apple watch
Step 2: Wipe dirt and tarnish with a clean and soft cotton cloth
Step 3: Use some freshwater on the cloth, scrub the remaining stain
Step 4: Dry the band with a clean cloth indoor, no direct exposure to sunshine or a heater.
How to clean the Nylon Apple Watch Band?
Prepare a basket or bowl, Laundry Detergents, mild dish soap, scrubbing brush or old toothbrush before you clean the nylon band. Follow the below steps:
Step 1: Remove the nylon sport loop from the Apple Watch case gently.
Step 2: Fill the basket or bowl with warm water; add some laundry detergents like Tide, Gain, Arm & Hammer, agitate the mixture.
Step 3: Put the dirty nylon watch band into the mixture and allow them to soak for a few hours.
Step 4: Scrub the nylon band with a toothbrush to remove stain.
Step 5: Squeeze the excess water and check whether the nylon strap is clean or not
Step 6: Apply mild dish soap like Dawn, Mrs. Meyers, Puracy or stain remover like OxiClean and Tide to go to the sport loop, soak several hours, scrub with a stiff brush until the dirt removed.
Step 7: Hand wash the nylon sport loop and dry it overnight.
“If it is a silicone band or original sport band, kindly refer to above "How to clean an apple watch sport band"
If you buy a third party leather apple watch band, kindly check with the retailer or manufacturer if they need special care or maintain before you clean it.
How to clean a white genuine leather Apple Watch Band can be cleaned per below steps:
Step 1: Remove the white leather band from your Apple watch.
Step 2: Use a clean dry cloth to wipe the dirt on the leather strap surface.
Step 3: Prepare a mixture of white vinegar and warm water, one part to three, agitate the mixture until well mixed.
Step 4: Apply little vinegar water to a clean soft cloth, clean the leather strap surface wholly and gently.
Step 5: Add mild dish soap to warm water, stir it until you see bubbles.
Step 6: Dip new clean cloth to the soapy water, wipe the leather band to remove any stain, dirt or dust.
Step 7: Lay the strap flat and air dry the leather band completely. You can also apply some leather conditioner on the white leather strap surface to keep it in a great condition.
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How to clean the metal Apple Watch Bands?
Most metal bands for apple watches are stainless steel, very few are titanium and aluminium. The metal band will be filled with dirt and dust inside the inner side of the watch links after your wear. How to clean? Simple 4 steps, remove-dip in water-scrub-dry:
Step 1: Remove the metal watch band
Step 2: Dip into warm water for 1 hour or 2
Step 3: Gently scrub with a toothbrush on your watch band, add some dish soap or neutral detergent and scrub again if not workable.
Step 4: Dry in the air or with a hairdryer
How to deodorize my Apple Watch Straps?
When you caught the unpleasant smell from your sport band, loop or leather band, it is time to deodorize the band now!
Usually an intense clean and dry can eliminate most apple watch bands smells but here is a simple way to deodorize a cloth or leather watchband, though, without even wetting the surface.
Step 1: Sprinkle some baking soda in a small plastic bag. Make sure the bag has a seal or can easily be sealed with a knot or twist-tie.
Step 2: Place the watchband into the bag and seal the bag. Leave the watchband in the bag overnight. Baking soda is often used when cleaning laundry to neutralize pH and remove unwanted smells.
Step 3: Remove the watchband from the bag and smell it. If the wristband still has an offensive odor, it may need to sit in the bag for another night. For cloth watchbands, if the odor is extreme, throw the band into the washing machine or soak it in warm water and detergent. Perform Steps 1 and 2 for deodorizing between washings. For extreme-smelling leather watchbands, proceed to Step 4.
Step 4: Mix together equal amounts of distilled vinegar and linseed oil. Using a lint-free cloth, rub the mixture into the leather, then buff with a clean, dry cloth.
This will clean the leather. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for deodorizing in between cleanings.
How to Keep Away from Skin Irritations
When You Have Skin Sensitivities or Allergies Wearing your Apple Watch with the perfect fit, meaning not too loose or too tight and space for the skin to breathe, will help in keeping the wearer comfortable. Keeping the bands and the watch itself and your skin dry and dirt free will make the most of the comfort and avoid long term damage. This is vital after training or exposure to sweat, sunscreen, lotions, and even soap, which can lead to skin irritation.
Apple Watch Bands is an expensive accessory that deserves proper maintenance in order to extend its lifespan and maintain its function. Maximize your investment by following the guides above.