Buying an Apple watch is certainly going to take a toll on your finances as they don’t come at a throw away price. No wonder you should do everything it takes to keep them in the best of conditions at all times. After all, you might not be ready to start shopping around for a new Apple watch a few months once you buy the current one.

To ensure you do this hassle-free, it is important to prioritize proper care and maintenance of the Apple watch band. Even though you may have a large collection of Apple watch straps to blend perfectly with different occasions, they also deserve to be kept clean. Fortunately, this is an action you can handle in a couple of minutes as long as you understand what is expected.

In a nutshell, you will first have to remove the band from your Apple Watch before cleaning. Now wipe the leather portions of the straps clean with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. You can also decide to lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water before cleaning. However, never make the mistake of soaking leather bands in water.

After cleaning the band, let it air dry thoroughly before attaching it to your Apple Watch. Never should you store leather bands in direct sunlight, high temperatures, or in high humidity since it might end up damaging them.

But what if your Apple Watch has a Solo Loop, Sport Band, or Nike Sport Band? When this is the case, you need to wipe the band clean with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. If necessary, you can lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water. There is nothing wrong with using mild hypoallergenic hand soap for cleaning. Finally, dry the band with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth before attaching it to your Apple Watch.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, cleaning and drying Apple watch straps is not a hassle as some people make it sound. If in doubt about the cleaning procedure, feel free to ask for help from your dealer to avoid causing damage.