The silicone Apple Watch sport band is a unique choice that will give you a high degree of comfort while providing extended durability as you go about your daily sports activities. However, the extended durability doesn’t mean that you won’t have to maintain your silicone watchband. If you want to keep it in tip-top shape, then you will need to clean it every once in a while, as, in time, it will definitely begin to get dirty, discolored and stained. That being said, you can follow our guidelines below to learn the best techniques that you can use to clean your silicone Apple Watch sport band.
If you notice that there are some stains or discolouration on your silicone Apple Watch sport band, then you will do well to clean it. And to do this, you will need to have several tools at hand. These are soap for dishes, a dry cotton cloth, a brush with soft bristles, and some warm water. We believe that these are things that nearly everyone has, stashed in their homes.
Warm Water to Clean your Apple Watch Band
What you’ll need to do next is to fill a bowl with warm water – make sure that the water is not too hot or too cold. Also, you don’t need to use a big bowl for this, a smaller one would suffice. After you fill the bowl with warm water, you should put in a few drops of soap. Then, gently put both sides of the silicone watchband in the warm, soaped water and let them soak for around 5 minutes. You’ll see that they may begin to float above the water since they are lighter – so, you may need to use something to fix them to the bottom of the bowl.
If you notice that there are some smudges or discolorations, you can use your fingers to gently rub the affected areas. Note that you shouldn’t use your fingernails as you can cause damage to the silicone sport band. Also, you can now use the soft-bristle toothbrush to your aid and use it to clean the silicone watchband. In most cases, the problem will be resolved right there and then and you will make your silicone watchband sparkling clean.
Remove Stains from Apple Watch Silicone Band
However, in some cases, there may be some more hardcore stains that you won’t be able to remove by rubbing with your fingers alone. In this case, you can use another simple tool for your assistance – baking soda. You can spray some of it on the affected areas – and then you can use the toothbrush to gently rub until the spots are clean. A word of caution, you shouldn’t use any abrasive chemicals to clean your silicone Apple Watch sport band – as they can cause severe damage to the watchband. You can discolor design elements and texts – and this is not a thing that you would want to do.
And on an additional side note – you shouldn’t use a brush with hard bristles for the exact same reason. You can damage the silicone Apple Watch sport band. Make sure that you use only a toothbrush with soft bristles when cleaning the watchband.
Apart from cleaning your silicone Apple Watch sport band every time it gets dirty, there are a few other additional tips that you can follow in order to keep it sparkly clean and increase its longevity:
- Minimize contact with water. Do this as much as possible – even try to never let your watchband touch water, apart from the warm water that you use for cleaning purposes. The silicone watch bands are resistant to water – they are made with the specific intention for them to resist the elements. But there’s no such thing as foolproof water resistance.
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