Stud Detector

Stud Detector Free App

Rated 2.49/5 (89) —  Free Android application by Guylyhey

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About Stud Detector

Need to quickly detect wood studs hidden under drywall, plasterboard, or stucco in order to safely and securely 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 metal conducting fasteners in wood studs located beneath the drywall, plasterboard, or sheetrock in every wall. A stud detector is essential for DIYs to securely hanging heavy wall fixtures by ensuring the fasteners are well anchored in the wall studs.

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 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 marker
- Toggle-able 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 reviewing the app so future versions can be even further improved!

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Download / Install

Download and install Stud Detector version 1.16 on your Android device!
Downloaded 100,000+ times, content rating: Everyone
Android package: ca.guylyhey.studdetector.free, download Stud Detector.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
-larger detection LEDs
-new MinimaList Premium offer
-banner ads entirely removed
-ad frequency significantly decreased
Version update Stud Detector was updated to version 1.16
More downloads  Stud Detector reached 100 000 - 500 000 downloads
Version update Stud Detector was updated to version 1.15
More downloads  Stud Detector reached 10 000 - 50 000 downloads

What are users saying about Stud Detector

I70%
by I####:

I give it a thumbs down it doesn't really work I installed the walls myself and this app could not find a stud where I put them at studs are 16 Center this app could not find them so I give it thumbs down so I installed it.

D70%
by D####:

Didn't work bad instructions

W70%
by W####:

Doesn't find any studs and too many ads. I even placed it directly on a stud and screw and didn't even get a reading.

J70%
by J####:

Total crap!!!!!

Y70%
by Y####:

Фуфло

F70%
by F####:

Its work

E70%
by E####:

This ad while you are trying to hang a mirror as f******* ridiculous! No I don't want to date Asians near me!!! I want to hang a f****** mirror!!! Hate this app with a passion. Cant even find the metal and that's what it's made for! This sucks erase this because you are wasting your time!

K70%
by K####:

It's a joke.

S70%
by S####:

I live in a 117 year old home that still has lathe boards which has plenty of nails in each stud. To bad your stud finder app could not find a single stud on ant wall i went to. I say back to the drawing board for your app an make it work for older homes.

L70%
by L####:

I tried it but every time I picked it up the sensor just went crazy, I guess I must be...a stud. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!1!!

T70%
by T####:

This app thinks everything is a piece of metal. A screw, a piece of plastic, a piece of drywall with nothing in it or behind it.... The led was always green. Worthless.

Q70%
by Q####:

I live in a very old tiny Studio Cottage and I was having a difficult time finding the studs to hand a tv wall mount. This app actually found the studs and I was able to hang it with no problem. The ads didn't bother me because everybody in this life needs to get paid somehow. Thanks

G70%
by G####:

First you have to find where the magnetometer is in your phone. Attn: idiots, most coins aren't made of magnetic materials. A coin won't work. If you're smart enough to design a stud finder you should be smart enough to know that. Since the ads suck and your app doesn't work I'd say your 0 for 3.

S70%
by S####:

Not real. When you flipped your phone up, red lights would come on no matter where you were. I tested it in my garage where studs are painted already........no!

L70%
by L####:

I can't say for sure if I'd call this a good app because ads pop over the app screen while I was trying to use it. I can't even say for sure it's not a novelty app (meaning non working but looks cool) but I gave it 3 stars because it lit up green within an inch of the stud, which I found basically by measuring from a window in 16 inch increments. I'll probably uninstall it now but it was fun to try.

T70%
by T####:

Well I tried to make it work got the green light found the stud area red lights and all super easy to use, however I am going to uninstall it and not use it because even though you say you have removed ads and you have a remove ad button in the apt that takes you to an area to buy this apt and if you don't buy it you get an ad every time you touch any button on the apt this is unfortunate because it seemed like it was a apt that would work so to save my phone battery and not have to look at ads I will just go to Home depot and buy a stud finder sorry your loss

I70%
by I####:

Mixed results Does not work Too many ads

U70%
by U####:

Ads pop up when using it makes it hard to use

V70%
by V####:

Too many ads and also it doesn't work

D70%
by D####:

Zipped a screw through a wire in between two studs. Could not detect wood stud unless there was metal nearby

W70%
by W####:

Horrible just dose not do what it says at all just a gimmick

Z70%
by Z####:

What a waste of time.

A70%
by A####:

Too many ads. Very difficult to set up. Avoid..... uninstalled.

R70%
by R####:

thumbs down worst app

J70%
by J####:

Don't work

M70%
by M####:

After reading the comments, I installed other apps which didn't work, just did a bunch of holes on the wall. So I tried this one and it was better I finally found the stud. THIS ONE IS GOOD!

B70%
by B####:

Doesn't find wood studs just metal

Q70%
by Q####:

Poor detection, inaccurate. Don't waste your money!

G70%
by G####:

It's a joke.

S70%
by S####:

Actually found the stud and helped hang a painting

L70%
by L####:

I was skeptical, but this app actually worked, and works as advertised

T70%
by T####:

Test Studfinder truly work my cellph Samsung Galaxy Note new and good sound to drywall greater

I70%
by I####:

It might be that my phone has no coresponding sensor, but in that case, app should check that on install, right? Anyway, it is not usable for me.

U70%
by U####:

doesn't work don't waste your time nor money

V70%
by V####:

No legit stud finder in the app store they are all garbage and don't work don't put holes in you're wall. Need to find a stud go buy a real stud finder from Lowe's or Menards. Real contractors will say the same thing.

D70%
by D####:

Beeped at everything! It still didn't work holding it against the wall and moving slowly. It just kept beeping. I ended up just tapping the wall and listening until I found the stud.

W70%
by W####:

complete crap and does not work

A70%
by A####:

Terrible doesn't work

R70%
by R####:

Worse than useless.

Y70%
by Y####:

Doesn't work


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