The right way to clean your Apple Watch

Many people overlook the simple yet important task of cleaning their watch properly. Surprise! Cleaning your smartwatch with the end of your t-shirt just isn’t gonna cut it anymore. Here’s how to rightly clean your Apple Watch.

Regularly cleaning your watch is important for a number of reasons. It looks nicer, is clean, and won’t cause any irritations or won’t get damaged.


How to clean and dry your Apple Watch

Step 1: Remove the band from your Apple Watch.

Step 2: Wipe the watch with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. If needed, lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water. If your watch is water-resistant, you may hold it under warm, lightly running fresh water for 15 seconds.

Step 3: Dry the watch with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth.

Tip: Use a cotton bud to reach the areas where you connect the band to the watch.

Remember: Soaps should never be used to clean the watch.


How to clean and dry the Digital Crown

Step 1: Remove the band from your Apple Watch.

Step 2: Hold the Digital Crown under lightly running, warm, fresh water from a sink for 15 seconds.

Step 3: Keep turning and pressing the Digital Crown under the water.

Step 4: Dry off the Digital Crown with an absorbent, non-abrasive, lint-free cloth.

Remember: Don’t use any soaps to clean the digital crown. Also, if any water gets into the microphone or speaker grills, simply use the water ejection feature on your watch to get the water out of the device.


If you have sensitive skin, take some extra precautions to make sure you don’t receive any unwanted irritations. Wearing your Apple Watch with the right fit is very important. You should never have it on too tight, which wouldn’t let your skin breathe. Also, make sure to pick a watch and band which don’t contain any substances you have any allergies to.

How often do you clean your watch?