removing the band on my apple watch?

watchOS and Apple Watch Apps

Hello. How do I remove the band on my apple watch? I spilled coffee on my sports band yesterday and it's less sticky today but still disgusting. None got on the watch but yeah, Gross. After that how do I put the band back on?

Take care all.



Submitted by Igna Triay on Saturday, February 4, 2017

On the bottom of the apple watch, below where the band is, there is a tiny button. Fress it inword, and then slide the band fordards or backwords to remove it. To put the band back on, insert it the same side that the apple watch crown is, you should here a click that indicates that it :has been put on propperly. Hth

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, February 5, 2017

I tried that, they also had no clue. Besides my goal is to learn this o my own as well as we should as the blind be able to do this.

Submitted by david s on Sunday, February 5, 2017


Yeah, I couldn’t find/feel the button either. I asked my 11 year old and he found it. It makes it easier if a sighted person could show you how the first time. But here is how it’s done.

Turn the watch upside down.
On the base of the watch, in the middle just above the strap, is a tiny rectangular button. It flush with the base so it may take a few pushes before you find it.
While pressing the button, slide the band left or right until you feel it slide out.
Installation is done by sliding the band the opposite of how you removed it.

It’s actually easier and takes less time than reading this post once you get the hang of it.

HTH and good luck.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I found the button but when I slid the ban I did not feel it giv at all. I'm confused. So I need to do with with both sides of the band? Or will the whole thign slide out? I have the extended sports band but I don't use that which makes me ask this.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Update, I found it. I didn't know I had to slide the band away from the crown. Lol. Now to go wash this thing. Its ben sticky for about 2 days now. My wrist reeks of coffee lol! The watch is clean. Thaks to all.