It's safe to say that most gadgets are pretty expensive these days, so one must go to great lengths to ensure that they last a long time.
Now, there are many ways to go about this process, one of which is to take the time to clean your gadgets. Cleaning your devices correctly presents many benefits, such as increasing their shelf-life and helping to protect your health.
With that said, here are some ways you can prolong your Apple Watch and its bands.
Cleaning Leather Bands
Wipe the leather part of your Apple watch bands using a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth. If there are stubborn stains or dirt, lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water. Do not soak leather bands in the water because they are not water-resistant.
After wiping it carefully, allow it to air dry thoroughly before attaching it back to your Apple Watch. To prolong the life of your leather Apple watch bands, make sure to not store them in direct sunlight, at high temperatures, and in high humidity.
Cleaning Solo Loop and Sport Bands
Use the non-abrasive, lint-free cloth to clean your solo loop or sport Apple watch bands. Like with leather Apple watch bands, you can dampen the cloth with fresh water to remove any stubborn stains or dirt.
You can also use mild, hypoallergenic hand soap to remove the stains or dirt if the damp cloth is not doing a proper job. Use another non-abrasive, lint-free cloth to dry the solo loop or sport Apple watch bands before attaching it back to your Apple Watch.
Cleaning Other Bands or Buckles
Using a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth is still safer if you use Apple watch bands made from different materials. You can also dampen it with fresh water to remove any stubborn stains or first present.
Before attaching it back to your Apple Watch, dry your Apple Watch bands with another non-abrasive, lint-free cloth. Store it properly to prolong its longevity. However, keep in mind that the colours will naturally fade over time.
Cleaning the Digital Crown
You need to remove your Apple Watch bands first. Run your Digital Crown under warm fresh water from a tap for ten to fifteen seconds afterwards. Do not use soaps or other cleaning products.
Continuously turn and press the Digital Crown as the warm freshwater runs over the small gap between the crown and the housing. Use an absorbent, non-abrasive, lint-free cloth to dry the surface, the space between the Digital Crown and the watch case, and the surrounding surfaces.
Cleaning the Apple Watch
First, turn off your Apple Watch and remove your Apple watch bands and Apple watch cases. Wipe your Apple Watch using a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth. You can dampen it with freshwater or run it under running warm freshwater from your tap for ten to fifteen seconds.
Do not use soap, cleaning products, abrasive materials, compressed air, ultrasonic cleaning, and external heat sources because these can cause damage to your Apple Watch. Just use a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth to dry it, including the surface of the back crystal.
Bonus: Is It Ok to Use Disinfectant Wipes?
You can use a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe, 75% ethyl alcohol wipe, or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes on your Apple watch bands as long as they are not made out of leather or fabric. Disinfectant wipes can cause discolouration on these types of Apple watch bands.
And as an extra precaution, you should avoid using cleaning products that contain bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Avoid getting moisture in any opening. And do not submerge your Apple Watches in any cleaning agents, especially if they have Apple watch bands and Apple watch cases on.
By keeping your Apple Watch clean, you can prolong its life and maintain its new look. It's also better for your health and saves you from replacing it prematurely.
However, there are times when you need to replace your band to preserve your Apple Watch. If you have reached that point, you may want to check out Mobilebeat. We sell various Apple Watch bands in Australia, so you won't run out of options. Shop now.