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How do I change my Apple Watch band?

by Worryfree Gadgets on December 07, 2022

To detach your band, follow the steps given below:

Before changing the band of your Apple Watch, make sure that the band that you have purchased ideally fits the size of your Apple Watch case. Make sure that the size is compatible with your watch. You can buy replacement bands for Apple watches of all series: 1, 2, 3, 4, and the Apple Watch SE, to name a few.

Bands for 38mm, 40mm, and 41mm apple watch cases are interchangeable, and bands for 42mm, 44mm, and 45mm are interchangeable.49mm case bands are replaceable with 44mm and 45mm case bands.  

Change the Apple Watch band:

  1. Over a spotless surface, such as a soft, cushioned mat or a lint-free microfiber towel, lay the Apple Watch face down.
  2. To divide a link band into two parts, push the fast eject button on a link.
  3. Keep the band removal button pressed, then pull the band along to release it.
  4. If the Apple Watch band does not slip out, push and hold the band eject button.
  5. Check that the writing on the watch band is facing your face. Then insert the new band and wait for a click.

If you've got a single loop or a plaited single loop:

When putting on and taking off a single loop or plaited single loop, press out from the bottom of the watch band and wrap it around your wrist. 

Making Use of the Milanese Loop:

The Milanese Loop was updated in 2018–2019, so you can remove the band by slipping the adhesive clip through the band's connection or hook. The clip-on early Milanese Loop models will not move through the hook.

How to Take Off Your Link Bracelet

Before taking off the wristband from the Apple Watch, you must break the link bracelet into two parts. When detaching the band, do not twist or push it. To prevent damaging the band or clip, follow the procedures below.

  1. Closing the butterfly clasp. If it's not closed, fold the butterfly clasp until you see and hear a clicking sound.
  2. Push the quick-eject button down. The quick eject buttons are located on the bracelet's interior. You need to keep one.
  3. Pull the links away carefully. At the same time, remember to press and hold the quick-eject button for a few seconds.
  4. Before detaching the band from the Apple Watch, divide it into two parts.
  5. Take off your band. Keep the band-releasing button pressed, then slip the band to remove it.

Never try to force a watch band into a spot. If there is no click, move the band towards the left and the right. If the watch band is attached correctly, it will not slide easily until you press the band eject button. If the band is still not locking, centre it and press it into alignment. Then, twist the band upwards and downwards. If the wristband on the Apple Watch is slipping, don't wear it.