Wondering how to change your Apple Watch band? Whether you bought an Apple Watch Sport with a bright blue rubber band or a standard Apple Watch with a more sophisticated Milanese Loop strap, you don''t have to be stuck with the same wristband for the entire length of your watch''s lifecycle. This is why the Apple Watch is always one of the best smartwatches you can get.
Both Apple and third parties are able to offer plenty of attractive Apple Watch bands, and making your Apple Watch as distinct and painless as possible. There are also several options available.
Replacing an Apple Watch band may be confusing at first, but once you learn how to modify your Apple Watch band, you''ll be able to do it all the time. Some people even change their bands many times a day, from workout bands to professional bands.
For additional information, please check out our complete guide on how to use the Apple Watch. Without further ado, here''s how to alter your Apple Watch band.
How to change your Apple Watch band
1. Press and hold on one of the two buttons located just below each end of the wrist strap on the back of the Apple Watch''s case.
2. Place the band''s end right away until the button is secured.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other end of the watch to completely remove your current band.
4. To swap in a new band, take one end of the strap and slide it in from the bottom-right of your Apple Watch''s case.
5. Repeat step 4 on the opposite end of the Watch case.
Apple Watch band sizes explained
For compatibility, you may choose between the 41mm and 45mm case sizes when you buy Apple Watch bands. The 41mm straps should be suitable for 38mm and 40mm cases, while the 45mm straps should be compatible for 42mm, 44mm, and 49mm cases.
Before you buy a new band for yourApple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE (2022), or any other Apple Watch model, take note of the size of your smartwatch. If you don''t know it off the top of your head, check your wrist the size is listed on the smartwatch''s underside.
If your Apple Watch is 38mm, 40mm, or 41mm, buy a 41mm band. If your Apple Watch is 42mm, 44mm, 45mm, or 49mm, buy a 45mm band. However, smaller sizes and larger sizes are grouped together in terms of compatibility, although this doesn''t apply to Apple Watch Series 2 or earlier.
If you want to buy the Apple Watch 8, or who want to buy a pair of straps for someone else who wants to buy the Apple Watch 8, the strap sizes options will match the Apple Watch 8 case size options.