Magnetic Stud Finder

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About this app

Magnetic stud finder app puts an handy stud finder in everyone's pocket at no cost. Even if already having your own stud finder, this app provides a valuable second source. Magnetic stud finder app consists of a customized metal detector with a bubble level view. It can be used for both metal and wood studs. Steel nails/screws are used to fix drywall to the wood studs. Magnetic stud finder finds wood studs by identifying the location of nails and screws. The bubble level is another tool for handyman. The app can also be used as detector for all ferromagnetic objects.

To make the best out of it, it is very important to use this app properly. We provide help within the app. More information is provided in our website You can also see this instruction video

We have tested this app in multiple buildings with different phones. It works pretty well for drywall if used properly. Even if you cover the drywall with a extra layer of 1/4 inch thick ceramic tile, the app can still work. That being said, the app is not without its limits. This app won't work well if the variation of magnetic field strength becomes too weak to pick up. For example, if you live in a old house with plaster wall and the plaster layer is more than 1/4 inch thick, the app will probably not work well. Even if your house uses drywall, if the size of the drywall screws is too small, it could generate problems for this app. So we agree that this app is not for every house. However, we do believe that it can do good things for many people in many houses.
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Sep 22, 2013

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Ev Beland
September 27, 2020
Pretty Awesome for a free app. Thumbs up!
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A Google user
August 18, 2014
Since it uses the phone mag censor, the app relies on the hardware. I have an app that looks at raw hardware data. I see how it would work but on my Samsung s4, not so well. Still not sure how wood studs can effect a mag sensor. They are non ferrous. You might pick up on a screw. I bet metal studs would work great.
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A Google user
August 1, 2015
I mean it's impossible to get an accurate results, but it gives you a general idea of where the studs are based on the small spikes in the magnetic reading from the nails. It works enough to make the job easier. This is from a Samsung S3 mini so I imagine most new phones will give as good if not a better reading. The trick is to make sure you are not wearing or near anything which will give off a magnetic reading and then move the phone slowly over the wall, looking for small, regular spikes in the reading.
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What's new

v1.03: change vibrating pattern
v1.02: fix issue in tablet
v1.01: bug fix
v0.91: update user feedback form
v0.9: add seek bar, add default ref
v0.8: various improvements, add ad
v0.65: Add back requirements for gps and Wifi location. v0.6 removes those requirements by using geocoder service. However, geocoder service does not work well. Also modify location service and help.
v0.6: Drop requirements for gps and Wifi location. Add user feedback form. Help information improvement.

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