The Apple Watch is one high-tech piece of hardware and one of the cool and convenient features of the watch is that you’re able to easily change out and replace your watch bands for newer and better watch straps. It allows you to show your personality and your fashion sense.
Changing out your iWatch band is very simple and we can walk you through the entire thing!
To change your Apple Watch band, just follow these steps below:
- Turn your watch over so that the back is facing you.
- Locate the two small release buttons on both sides of where the band is attached.
- Hold one button and carefully slide the band out.
- Repeat for the other side.
- Grab your new Apple Watch band and carefully slide it into place (do not force). The 3 black buttons must face upwards.
- The band is locked in place when you hear and feel a ‘click’.
TIP: If you do not feel your new Apple Watch band click in, then it may not be locked in place properly. Please ensure that your band is locked in place before wearing your watch.
If you are replacing your band with a stainless steel band, it is easier to install your watch band by inserting both sides of the band in half way, then once both sides are in half way you can complete the install by sliding them both in the rest of the way until it locks.
What You'll Need
To change out the band on your Apple Watch, you'll need a new Apple Watch band to replace!
Our favorite replacement bands:
Replacement Silicone Apple Watch Band
Sport band with ventilated holes to help maintain airflow when things get hot! Available in many color combinations.
Replacement Nylon Apple Watch Sport Loop Band
Nylon sport loop band that's great for staying active. Nylon band is hand washable.
We also have other highly rated bands as well:
Milanese Apple Watch Band
Stainless steel milanese loop band. High quality mesh band that is stress tested for long lasting durability. Made with strong magnets.
Classic Stainless Steel Apple Watch Band
Classic style Apple Watch band. Made of high quality stainless steel. Adjustable band makes it easy to fit any wrists.
There is a large collection of Apple Watch bands that you can replace with your OEM band that came with your watch. Check our our complete collection at our store.