What are the best stud finder apps for android?

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    #1Stud Detector

    Stud Detector
    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. 





    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Emily Garrett
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "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"
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    #2Metal Detector (Smart Tools)

    Metal 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.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Keith Green
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "This one is pretty simple, you just turn on the app, move around and the magnetic field indicator will fluctuate accordingly if it detects a metal. Interestingly, I have read reviews that they also used this as a ghost detector. LOL i will yet to discover that part!!"
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    #3Metal Detector (pineapple4)

    Metal 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.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Victoria Pan
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "It just took a long time to detect but I was able to find my earring that was given by mom. Maybe fix bugs with this app so it doesn't hang my phone. But still kinda helpful."

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!

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    #4Metal Detector (Kurt Radwanski)

    Metal 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.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Karen Bailey
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "This is a good app coz unlike other there are no ads popping up that irritates me whenever I use them. BUT it doesn't detect items that are made of aluminum."
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    #5Metal Sniffer: Metal Detector

    Metal 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.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Gloria Rose
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "I find this Metal Sniffer app a more complicated type of metal detector. Although I appreciate the feature that it displays x, y, z components of a magnetic field and it allows you to view the details in graphical format. I jus think this app is for people who are more scientific and technical."
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    #6Magnetic Stud Finder

    Magnetic 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. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Alan Guo
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a very useful app to have. If you're ever doing any kind of home remodeling or renovation, or even just hanging pictures, it can be very helpful to have a stud finder. So, if you can just have your phone act as the stud finder without having to buy a separate one, that's even better. I can't speak for how accurate it is, but it's definitely worth a try."
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    #7Stud Detector (Chatterbox)

    Stud 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. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Victoria Wade
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Nice app when you're in hurry and needs to find your keys like what happened to me. Though I just placed my car key at the top of my fridge (that I forgot and YEAH I know it is easy to find LOL :D ), still, when I used this app, it was able to help me! "
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    #8Metal Detector (Dexati)

    Metal 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.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Doris Oliver
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "It works for me but I have to be too close to my missing item. Would it be because of my phone sensor or the app? When using this app I should put some extra effort of looking under the tables or whatsoever that my phone gets close to the floor where my item is possibly placed. "

Summary

Best What are the best stud finder apps for android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Stud DetectorApps 7 Free
2Metal Detector (Smart Tools)Apps 3 Free
3Metal Detector (pineapple4)Apps 2 Free
4Metal Detector (Kurt Radwanski)Apps 2 Free
5Metal Sniffer: Metal DetectorApps 2 Free
6Magnetic Stud FinderApps 2 Free
7Stud Detector (Chatterbox)Apps 0 Free
8Metal Detector (Dexati)Apps -1 Free
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