How to Clean Your Leather Apple Watch Band

The Apple Watch is one of Apple’s most sought-after products. However, it’s not like the iPhone or iPad, which you can simply put in a case. When an Apple Watch is strapped to your wrist for hours every day, it can get dirty! The sweat and oils that come off your wrist can stain the band. 

Leather watch bands look sophisticated on the Apple Watch, but over time, it becomes necessary to clean them and protect them from everyday wear. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning your luxury leather Apple Watch band.

Many people may believe that leather is waterproof. However, this is not the case. Leather actually absorbs more moisture than you think. As a result, exposure to water can result in the leather band cracking, staining and losing its color, so do not fully submerge your band in water.

Instead, use a microfiber cloth first to dust the surface. Then, with a slightly damp cloth, lather the band with a brand of moisturizing soap made specifically for leather products. Do not rinse.

If your band has spots or stains, you can use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol, or create a paste made from one (1) part lemon juice and one (1) part cream of tartar. Work the solution into the spot with a soft cloth. If the spot is particularly stubborn, leave it for a few hours or overnight, then wipe clean.

To dry your band, never leave it in direct sunlight; because leather is a natural material, it is extremely porous and contains natural oils. When exposed to UV rays, the moisture will be released, leading to a cracked, wilted band. We recommend either letting your band either air dry, or if you’re pressed for time, using a blow dryer on the cool setting.

With these simple maintenance tips, your Juxli Home leather Apple Watch band will stay looking brand new for years to come.