Stud Detector

3.4
1.2K reviews
500K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Stud Detector allows you to easily find metal framing studs, screws, and nails in walls. This simple to use application will help you hang pictures and art, as well as anything else that requires strong support. Tablets and phones are both fully supported! Be sure to read the short help section (accessed from the question mark icon) for detailed instructions on how to operate Stud Detector most effectively.

Please note that Stud Detector requires a device with a working magnetic sensor to function properly. Stud Detector will alert you if your device does not have a magnetic sensor, or if your magnetic sensor is malfunctioning and provides faulty readings.

Features:

• Adjustable sensitivity
• 3 distinct feedback levels
• Visual indication of feedback
• Displays magnetic field magnitude
• Configurable screen orientation
• Optional vibration feedback
• Optional audio feedback
• Optional wake lock
• Optional left-handed mode
Updated on
Feb 27, 2016

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3.4
1.2K reviews
Frank Norman
January 9, 2023
TLDR: Works as well as my magnetic stud finder. Works when testing vs screw driver, but hard to use for wall studs. Biggest problem is that it needs an activate button pressed in order to work and my finger keeps sliding off. It seems to sort of work when held with fingers in the back and that fixes the finger sliding off the activate button problem. My magnetic stud finder sort of works also, so it's just as good as that. BEST FEATURE: It doesn't collect any user info. No permissions are used.
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Vickie Backman
December 30, 2022
I have an old stud detector and it can be really frustrating to use. I decided to try one of these, and this is the only one who's reviews look like real people left them. Surprisingly, it works. I've done some electrical work on this wall and I kind of know where the studs are, but I absolutely have to "nail" the locations so that I can nail some paneling to the wall. I'm pretty happy. It's confirmed my expected locations and been close to right on. Not bad for an old app for free. Pixel7.
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Washington G
November 24, 2022
I too thought It was garbage..I read other reviews and gave it a shot. It works pretty good in a pinch . The battery on my stud finder died, didn't have a backup, It was too late for me to run off the job and get a battery or another finder, so I installed this one. Works good, has ads, but who cares.
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What's new

- Added language localization for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
- Added screen orientation setting
- Added wake lock setting