Band care information for Apple Watch
Many third parties make accessory bands for Apple Watch. Such bands may not fit properly; may interfere with the Apple Watch Wrist Detect feature; may interfere with Compass on Apple Watch Series 5, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Series 6; may contain materials that cause skin sensitivities or other health concerns; and may even damage Apple Watch. For best results, use only Apple-branded or Apple-authorized bands.
How to clean Apple-branded bands Remove the band from Apple Watch before cleaning. See Remove, change, and fasten Apple Watch bands.
Note: This cleaning information applies to Apple-branded bands only. For all other bands, follow the care information provided with the band.
For the leather portions of the bands, wipe them clean with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth, lightly dampened with fresh water (if necessary). After cleaning, let the band air dry thoroughly before re-attaching to Apple Watch. Don’t store leather bands in direct sunlight, at high temperatures, or in high humidity. Don’t soak leather bands in water. Leather bands are not water resistant.
For all other bands and clasps, wipe them clean with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth, lightly dampened with fresh water (if necessary). Dry the band thoroughly with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth before re-attaching to Apple Watch. Stainless steel bands are not water resistant.