You are enjoying a great experience with your Apple Watch and the band that came with it. However, you noticed that your band showed signs of discoloration and peeling issues. Naturally, you wanted to replace it with a new band.
So, is your Apple Watch band covered under warranty?
According to Apple, the Apple-branded accessories that come in the box with your product may be covered at no additional cost under the Apple Limited Warranty, consumer law, or AppleCare+.
WHAT IS APPLE'S PRODUCT WARRANTY AND GUARANTEE?
If you are unaware, the Apple Limited Warranty covers your Apple Watch and Apple-branded accessories against manufacturing defects from the date you bought your product. It would be best if you kept in mind that the warranty period varies by model. The Apple Limited Warranty is in addition to rights provided by consumer law.
You will pay out-of-warranty fees if Apple's AppleCare plan or consumer law doesn't cover your repair. However, Apple's warranty doesn't cover damage caused by accidents or unauthorized modifications. You can check your coverage status online and update your proof-of-purchase information if there is an error in Apple's records.
Apple also guarantees its service for 90 days or the remaining term of your Apple warranty or AppleCare+ coverage, whichever is longer. This includes replacement parts which, in your case, is the Apple Watch band.
Apple offers this guarantee whenever you get service from the company or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. This is also in addition to rights provided by consumer law.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR APPLE WATCH BAND BREAKS?
If you have an Apple Watch, you might wonder what happens if your Apple Watch band breaks. Does Apple cover it? What should you do?
The answer is yes, but only if the damage is caused by a product defect or accidental damage. It won't be covered under warranty if your band breaks because of wear and tear (or if you break it yourself).
Apple offers a one-year limited warranty for its products, which includes the Apple Watch. However, if you bought your watch from an authorized third-party reseller, then you can get an extended warranty that covers accidental damage and more.
Here's what happens when your Apple Watch band breaks:
If it's damaged by accident: If you accidentally damage your Apple Watch band, whether that's by dropping it, banging it against a wall, or scratching it with keys in your pocket, then Apple will replace the band for free under warranty. You don't have to pay anything (not even shipping).
But what if you break the strap yourself or cause accidental damage by wearing it too loose or not properly adjusting the length of the strap? In this case, Apple won't replace your band for free — instead, they'll charge $29 for a new one (which includes shipping).
APPLE WATCH BAND DISCOLORATION WARRANTY
If you are an Apple Watch owner and your device's band has discolored, you may be wondering what to do.
The good news is that Apple has a warranty plan for this issue. If you have purchased your watch through them, they will take care of it for you. This is also true if you have bought a third-party case or strap.
You need to contact customer support, and they will help you with any questions or concerns that you might have.
But if it has been caused by improper care or abuse, the warranty will not cover it.
Here are some things that can cause discoloration on your Apple Watch bands:
1) Moisture and sweat from wearing the watch during exercise or other activities like swimming
2) Exposure to sunlight or other U.V. light sources over time which causes fading or yellowing
3) Wear and tear from everyday use, such as scratches
4) Dried sweat or moisture from not cleaning after exercising
CAN YOU REPLACE APPLE WATCH BAND?
Apple has made its watch bands proprietary, meaning you cannot replace them with any other brand. However, some third-party vendors offer replacement straps and bands for Apple Watches.
The best part is that these third-party vendors offer their products much cheaper than their original counterparts.
Replacing your Apple Watch band is challenging as you will have to take apart the watch to replace it with a new one.
Before replacing your old band, ensure you have everything ready for the replacement process.
WHAT ARE THE BEST APPLE WATCH BANDS?
- NYLON SPORT LOOP FOR APPLE WATCH - Lightweight and breathable, with more than 500 threads of 100% durable nylon intertwined together, this carefully woven Nylon Sport Loop for your Apple Watch is impervious to both tears and abrasions. Perfect for anyone on the go, whether that be on your morning run or a 12-hour shift on the E.R. floor.
- DUAL COLOR SPORT BAND FOR APPLE WATCH - Made of soft silicone material with breathable ventilation channels, it handles any activity by reducing moisture build-up while staying comfortable and secure around your wrist.
- LEATHER LOOP FOR APPLE WATCH - Manufactured with the finest leather materials and finished with explicit attention to detail, this is the ideal leather loop replacement for your Apple Watch. Its unique design comes with a strong and effective magnetic clasp that is quick and easy to fasten in place and convenient to adjust accordingly.
- MILANESE STAINLESS STEEL BAND FOR APPLE WATCH - Easily secure your size. This band is supplied with a unique, strong magnetic closing mechanism that makes it infinitely adjustable, ensuring a perfect fit.
- MILITARY NYLON BAND FOR APPLE WATCH - Soft airy and impressive – this military styled nylon band is a must-have companion for your Apple Watch. Uses a premium grade nylon that is soft, flexible, waterproof and extremely durable. It comes with top-notch connectors and stainless steel metal parts which seamlessly attach with your Apple Watch while providing you with a classic military watch style.
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