How do I properly remove scratches from my stainless steel Apple Watch?
The Apple Watch is an extraordinary piece of technology, packing a tiny computer system into a chassis the size of a few coins stacked together.
But, being made of stainless steel, the Apple Watch is also prone to scuffs and scratches, a natural form of wear that adds to the authenticity of the material itself. While it's not possible to remove the scratches themselves, with the right solution, some tools, and a bit of patience, your timepiece will look its best.
What you'll need
- A microfiber cloth (for cleaning)
- A J-cloth or other disposable cloth (if using polishing cream)
- One to two Q-Tips or other cotton point
- A polishing solution, such as Cape Cod Metal Polish pre-soaked cloths or a cream like BlueMagic.
- Paper towel and/or latex gloves
How to clean your Apple Watch
- If you plan to wear gloves, which we recommend, put them on.
- Remove the band Apple Watch using the two buttons on the underside of the casing.
Hold side button and turn off Apple Watch.
- Clean the exterior of the Apple Watch with a microfiber cloth.
- If using pre-soaked pads, gently glide it over the Apple Watch exterior, taking care to spend extra time on places with more scratches.
- If using polishing cream, apply to disposable microfiber cloth and apply a small amount to the Apple Watch, using same technique as above.
Take a Q-tip and clean up around the Digital Crown, ensuring that there is no cream lodged in the cracks.
- Rub microfiber cleaning cloth over surface of Apple Watch to clean polish residue.
That's it! Your Apple Watch should look considerably more polished, with a new shine and fewer visible scratches.
What have you done to keep your Apple Watch clean? Any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments!