Stud Detector

Stud Detector

Simple stud finder app detects metal screws nails in walls: get free studfinder!


App info


1.17
Android 4.0+
Everyone
171,930
Get Stud Detector for Free on Google Play
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App description


Need to quickly locate wood studs hidden under drywall, plasterboard, or stucco in order to safely and securely complete your renovations project or simply hang a mirror, shelf, TV or other large wall fixture? Stud Detector turns your mobile device into a studfinder tool! Stud Detector uses your device's compass (magnetometer) sensor to precisely target wall studs by pinpointing metal joists, nails, screws, or and other magnetic metal fasteners in wood studs located beneath the drywall, plasterboard, or sheetrock in every wall.

IMPORTANT: Your device's magnetometer cannot detect wood directly but only detects magnetic METAL fasteners within the wooden wall studs themselves!

WARNING: Please watch, read, and carefully follow included instructions on how to successfully use the app before leaving a negative review without understand how to correctly use the app!

A stud detector is a must have tool for any do-it-yourself, renovator, handyman to securely hanging heavy wall fixtures by ensuring the fasteners are well anchored in the wall studs. A must have companion renovation app!

Stud Detector operates in a similar manner to other hand-held stud detector tools: LED lights light up in sequence with proximity to stud as your device's magnetometer passes over the stud. However, because modern mobile devices do not have density sensors (which are used by real studfinder tools) Stud Detector uses your compass (magnetometer) sensor to detect subtle changes in the background magnetic fields caused by conductive metal fasteners embedded in all studs. Because of the lack of a density sensor, studfinder apps cannot detect wood studs themselves, but rather, detect the metal fasteners embedded within them. Please keep this difference in mind when using Stud Detector.


Features:
- Now FREE with no more banner ads!
- Automatic device sensor check
- Active detection button
- Stability indicator (Green LED)
- 3 detection level indicators (Red LEDs)
- 10 sensitivity levels (for various drywall thicknesses)
- Movable magnetometer location target
- Toggled detection beeper
- Easy to follow, in-app DIY instructions


Thanks for downloading and using Stud Detector. I have constantly been updating and improving it since 2013, based on user feedback, in order to make it the most accurate, responsive, and easy to use stud finder app on the market. Please consider leaving a detailed review of the app so future versions can be even further improved.

Wish you all happy and successful renovations!

What's New


-remove nearly all ads
-improved user experience

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