Does the Pink Apple Watch Band Get Dirty?

Posted by Ma. Khristine Curay on

Over time, your Apple Watch band will start to feel a bit overused and dirty. It is inevitable. Your Apple Watch bands will get dirty regardless of what material it is made of and what color it is. 

 Does the Pink Apple Watch Band Get Dirty?

That means your pink Apple Watch band can get dirt marks or unpleasant smells. This is due to being used while you are out of the gym, on long hikes, or wearing it out to work everyday. 


How Do You Clean Your Apple Watch Band? 

How Do You Clean Your Apple Watch Band?

Keeping your band clean, sanitized and dry is important, especially with the current threat of the novel coronavirus, which has killed hundred thousands of lives worldwide. Wearing an unclean Apple Watch band will cause skin irritation and further spread of germs and bacteria. 

Are you thinking whether is it okay to use a disinfectant on your Apple Watch band? You can use a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. You can gently wipe the exterior surfaces of your Apple Watch bands. 

Remember not to use the alcohol wipes or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes on fabric or leather bands. You should also avoid using bleach. Another thing you should take note is to avoid getting moisture in any openings, and don't submerge your Apple Watch in any cleaning agents. 

Before you start cleaning your watch band, you must first remove it from your Apple Watch. 

Here are the steps on how to clean your Apple Watch leather band:

  1. First, wipe the leather portions of the band clean with a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth. You can lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water. 
  1. Remember not to soak your leather band in water. That's because your leather band is not water resistant. 
  1. Next, let your band air dry thoroughly before you attach it to your Apple Watch. Make sure that your leather band is not exposed directly to the sunlight, at high temperatures, or in high humidity. 

If you own a solo loop, sport band, or Nike sport band, here's what you should do to clean your band: 

  1. First, wipe your band with a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth. You can lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water. You can also use mild hypoallergenic hand soap for cleaning your band. 
  1. After that, dry your band with a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth before you attach it to your Apple Watch.

How about for other bands, buckles, and closures? Here's how: 

  1. First, wipe your band clean with non-abrasive, lint-free cloth. Like the bands mentioned before, you can also lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water. 
  1. After that, dry your band with a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth before you attach it to your Apple Watch.

If you own a nylon band, just follow these steps:

Apple Nylon Watch Band

  1. Prepare a warm water, a bit of soap, a small brush with very soft bristles, and a piece of clean cloth. It is better if you only use a soft bristled brush. That's because hard bristles might tamper with the material or mess up the dye. 
  1. Soak the clean cloth in warm water and pass it through your band. 
  1. Once it is wet enough, you apply some little soap on the brush. Gently scrub the woven nylon. 
  1. Clear the soap with the cloth. You should make sure that you rinse it every single time. 
  1. Leave your woven nylon to dry.  

For stainless steel watch bands, here's how to clean them: 

  1. Get a clean non-abrasive cloth. Use water and the cloth to wipe off any mild stain on your band. 
  1. Remember to keep your stainless steel band away from chemicals. You should also avoid rubbing it on hard surfaces or with abrasive materials while cleaning. 

For your wood Apple Watch band, here are the steps you can follow: 

  1. Prepare clean water and a damp cloth that is lint-free and non-abrasive.
  1. Dip the cloth in the water and wring off as much water as you can. 
  1. Wipe your wooden band carefully and keenly, capturing every spot and removing every dirt. 

If you own a resin band, cleaning it is fast and easy. You just need to wipe it with a damp lint-free non-abrasive cloth. 


How Can You Avoid Skin Irritation While Wearing Your Apple Watch Band? 

How Can You Avoid Skin Irritation While Wearing Your Apple Watch Band?

Yes, believe it or not, you Apple Watch can give you a rash. What is causing these rashes, you ask? For most people, it's the sweat. You see, sweat consists of salt. The reason you get this kind of itchy rash is, as sweat dries, it deposits salt on your skin. 

If you want to avoid skin irritation or rashes, here's what you can do: 

  • Wear your Apple Watch with the right fit. This means it should be not too tight and not too loose. There should be a room for your skin to breathe. An overly tight band can cause skin irritation. A band that is too loose, on the other hand, can cause rubbing. 

If you experience redness, swelling, itchiness or any other irritation, you should consult your doctor. 

  • Keep your Apple Watch band clean and dry. This will maximize comfort as well as prevent long-term damage to the watch. You should clean your band after workouts or exposure to liquids. These liquids include sweat, soap, sunscreen, and lotions that can potentially cause skin irritations. 
  • Pick the right Apple Watch band. Do you have known allergies or sensitivities to substances like metals or plastics? You should check the materials in each Apple Watch band before you wear one. 

There are Apple Watch bands that contain trace amounts of acrylates and methacrylates from adhesives. Some people are sensitive to these materials. However, according to Apple, they designed their Apple Watch so parts containing those chemicals are not in contact with your skin.  

While it is important that you keep your watch bands clean, you should also not forget to clean and dry your smartwatch. There are several things that can cause damage and should not be used with your Apple Watch. These things are soaps, cleaning products, abrasive materials, compressed air, ultrasonic cleaning, and external heat sources.  




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