This app will allow you to find metal framing studs, nails or screws in walls: using the magnetic sensor of your phone, yo will be able to find if there's something in the wood, and display a light in case the app find something metallic.
Free- With in-app purchases
#2Metal Detector (Smart Tools)
Metal Detector by Smart Tools is a free app that works together with a compatible magnetometer. With this app, you can check magnetic fields. It features some useful tools for metal detection.
#3Metal Detector (pineapple4)
Metal Detector by pineapple4 is a free app for Android devices that allows you to measure the electromagnetic fields that are close to you. It works with the magnetometer that your mobile phone carries by default.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that wall studs are usually spaced by 16 or 24 inches? This means that if you’re looking for studs from a corner, you are most likely to find one at 16 inches. If you don’t, then you should locate it at 24 inches. Of course, using stud finder apps almost always comes in handy when locating an area to hang pictures, shelves, TV mounts, or even home audio devices. However, if you’re the kind of person who wants to be sure, then this little piece of information certainly wouldn’t hurt. And who knows what could happen when the worst comes to worst? What would you do if you lost your phone or your stud finder equipment found a different density behind the wall? Well, at least you know your way around your stud dilemma!
These 16-inch and 24-inch stud spacing are a standard for most establishments in the United States. The 16-inch spacing allows for a speedy and smooth installation of sheathing. This narrow spacing is used mostly as a requirement for buildings to ensure the structural vigor of the wall and floor sheathing. On the other hand, the 24-inch stud spacing is mostly found in older buildings. This is due to the lack of construction materials back in the day. Unlike the 16-inch spacing, this wider interval provides insufficient support. Thus, it may lead to floor bowing and uneven walls. In some instances, this 24-inch spacing may even cause an abundance of floor joists and intense cracking. So the next time you're looking for studs, you might as well look at how far they are to each other. Better safe than sorry!
#4Metal Detector (Kurt Radwanski)
Metal Detector developed by Kurt Radwanski is a 1.1 MB tool for stud and metal detection for Android 2.1 and up. It features force-orientation settings that allow a user to lock in portrait and landscape.
#5Metal Sniffer: Metal Detector
Metal Sniffer: Metal Detector is an app for Android users that detects and locates nearby metals up to 30cm away. The app can also be used in detecting metallic studs behind walls.
#6Magnetic Stud Finder
This app will use your Android phone to find any metal or wood stud, so you will be able to know if there is anything behind any wall or wood.
#7Stud Detector (Chatterbox)
Stud Detector by Chatterbox Software is an app used to help you find screws, studs, and nails in walls. The features adjustable sensitivity, 3 distinct feedback level, and more.
#8Metal Detector (Dexati)
Metal Detector by Dexati is a tool that uses a magnetic sensor to find the metal surrounding you. The app allows you to look for your missing item through sensors. This requires Android 4.0 and up.