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Stud Finder App

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Why pay $20 or more for another tool when you can use Stud Finder on your phone now to quickly and accurately find wall studs?

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A good stud detector tool is critical for safely and securely hanging large or heavy wall fixtures such as mirrors, shelves, wall mounted displays, artwork, etc.

Get the best Stud Finder app for your device today, so you are always prepared to effectively handle any home renovation or DIY project!

Best Stud Finder App for iOS and Android

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Stud finder app for iOS and Android brings the simplicity and effectiveness of a real stud detector tool to your iPhone or Android device. The app uses your device's compass (magnetometer sensor) to pinpoint metal studs, nails, and screws embedded in all wood wall studs.

Use studfinder in the same way as other hand-held stud detector devices. The LEDs light up in sequence with proximity to metal studs and fasteners as your device's magnetometer sensor passes over the wall stud.

I have spent over five years continually improving studfinder's functionality and usability, based on user feedback. And I sincerely believe it to be the best stud finder app currently available in any app store.

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How it works

Please follow this simple instructional video for how to use stud detector tool.

Proper Usage Instructions

  1. Hold down the 'Detect' button until green LED lights up.
  2. Locate device's magnetometer by moving a coin or other magnetic metal object around back of device until the red LEDs light up in sequence.
  3. Move device along wall while holding 'Detect' button until red LEDs light up in sequence.
  4. Beeper and red LEDs lighting up in sequence indicate a stud directly under your device's magnetometer.
  5. Adjust sensitivity level for best results:
    ->DECREASE sensitivity if green LED doesn't stay illuminated while moving device along wall (e.g. thin drywall),
    ->INCREASE sensitivity until all red LEDs light up when atop a nail/screw (e.g. thick drywall).

The above instructions for how to correctly use the studfinder app on your particular device are easily accessible within the app itself.

Please make sure to follow the included guide for how to adjust the app settings for various work environments, use cases, and devices.

Thank you for downloading and using the app!


  • LED lights (green indicates app is ready for detection, red means metal stud or fastener detected)
  • adjustable sensitivity for best detection in all situations (e.g. drywall thicknesses or nail/screw depth)
  • toggled detection alert beeper
  • magnetometer sensor check to ensure device compatibility
  • detailed DIY instructions page on usage
  • movable magnetometer marker (certain versions only)

Note: Stud finder app cannot detect wood directly but detects metal studs and fasteners within wood studs.

Developer Info

It is my continued goal to ensure this is the best stud finder app available.
Please contact me regarding questions, concerns, or feedback.

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