How to Change Apple Watch Straps

Changing the band on your Apple Watch is a simple process, and here's a step-by-step guide to help you do it:

1. Remove Your Current Band

  • Lay your Apple Watch face down on a clean surface to avoid scratching the screen.
  • Locate the two release buttons on the back of the watch near the band attachment point.
  • Press and hold one of the release buttons, then slide the band to detach it from the watch.
  • Repeat for the other side.

2. Choose a New Band

  • Select the new Apple Watch Band to attach to your watch.
  • Ensure that it's compatible with your watch model and size.
  • Bands for 38mm, 40mm, and 41mm cases are compatible with each other, and bands for 42mm, 44mm, and 45mm cases are compatible with each other.

3. Align and Attach

  • Hold the new band so that the band attachment point aligns with the corresponding slots on the watch.
  • Slide one side of the band into place, making sure it clicks securely.
  • Repeat the process for the other side.

4. Secure the Band

  • Once both sides are securely attached, give the band a gentle tug to ensure it's properly seated and won't come loose during wear.

5. Adjust the Fit

  • If your new band is an adjustable type, adjust the fit to your wrist by sliding the band in or out.
  • Ensure a snug but comfortable fit.


  • If you're having trouble removing the band, press the release button while simultaneously sliding the band out.
  • Apple Watch bands are designed to be interchangeable, so feel free to experiment with different styles and colors.
  • Keep your old bands in good condition in case you want to switch back or have a variety to choose from.

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By following these simple steps, you can easily change the band on your Apple Watch and give it a fresh look to match your style or occasion. Enjoy personalizing your Apple Watch with different bands!