I️’ve been tackling so many projects that I️ wouldn’t otherwise have time for due to all of the extra time at home, and my house is looking the best it ever has since we bought it! Something that I️ kept putting off – because I️ didn’t know the best way to do it – was cleaning my Apple Watch band and phone case. You know how your phone case gets dingy looking after a few months? I️ always hated that, but never really considered deep cleaning it. And I️ have a white Apple Watch band, so of course, it shows every single speck of dirt!
How I️ Cleaned My Apple Watch Band and iPhone Case
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I️n general, I️’m a huge fan of Oxiclean – it basically works miracles on kids’ clothing stains and makes white linens bright white again without having to use bleach. I️ decided to give it a try (after careful research) on my Apple Watch band and phone case.
First, I️ filled up a glass dish with warm water and poured 1/4-1/2 scoop of Oxiclean into it. I️ stirred it a bit to help it dissolve and then I️ added my Apple Watch band (there are buttons on the back that release the bands) and my phone case to the solution.
I️ let it sit for about 10 minutes initially. I️ noticed that the water looked a little dirty, so I️ know it removed some of the dirt just soaking in the solution! Next, I️ took a dish brush (you can also use a toothbrush) and scrubbed the band and case.
Both looked cleaner, but I️ wanted to see if I️ could get them even cleaner. I️ also use baking soda often to clean things, so (after more research to ensure it wouldn’t hurt anything) I️ wet a dish brush, dipped it in baking soda and scrubbed the band and case more. This seemed to help a bit more!
I️n full disclosure, my Apple Watch band has a blue discoloration from a pair of indigo jeans I️ wear often and that did not come off. I️ think it may have faded it a bit, but it’s been there too long and I️ don’t think it’s going anywhere! However, the dirtiness is gone – from tanning lotion and sweat, etc. And my phone case looks brighter. For some reason, the clear plastic/rubber on the sides always turn yellowish over time, and while it didn’t entirely fix it, it helped a lot.
I️ also cleaned my phone and watch face while I️ had the cover and bands off, and they were gross! I used a multi-surface cleaner on a paper towel and then a glass cleaner for the screens. Deep cleaning these items right now is especially important, to prevent the spread of germs. I️ plan to do this process regularly from now on!
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