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Best stud finder apps for iphone

Having trouble finding studs, screws, and nails from walls? The community has compiled a list of stud finder apps to help you fix this problem. These apps use an EMF meter to help you find small metallic pieces. Check it out.

1.Metal Detector/EMF Meter

With in-app purchases

The Metal Detector / EMF Meter is an app for detecting electromagnetic field or EMF. This app utilizes the internal compass hardware of an iPhone or iPad. When detecting metals or EMF,  a raw data is shown and it can be recorded and sent to an email.

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  • by Ling Wu

    I'm a paranormal investigator and trust me, you'll need a reliable EMF detector. The dead leave imprints and they are traceable with an EMF detecto

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  • Ruth Armstrong

    by Ruth Armstrong

    @Ling Wu Omg buddy! It is my first time to actually hear from a legit paranormal expert. I landed here because I lost some screws for my CPU chassis a More

2.Electromagnetic Detector EMF

With in-app purchases

Electromagnetic Detector EMF is an app for identifying electromagnetic fields or EMF. Since iPhones and iPads have compasses, they are compatible with this app. The app has utilities like EMF warning, EMF Meter, metal detector and ghost detector.

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  • Shreya Chauhan

    by Shreya Chauhan

    I believe in alternative medicine and I know that modern devices emit negative enrgies. With the Electromagnetic Detector EMF, I am able to avoid things that emit dagnerous levels of EMF.

3.Metal Detector

Free download

Metal Detector by Alexandr Balyberdin is a free app for iOS devices in which you are able to detect any magnetic metal nearby. You can shake it to calibrate and it features a great usability.

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  • Douglas Hudson

    by Douglas Hudson

    Well, now I know that switching to iPhone has some benefits. I consider this app as one of the best stud finder apps available for iOS devices because More

  • Johnny Stanley

    by Johnny Stanley

    This metal detector app is pretty handy for someone like me who's always on the go. I lose some important stuff that is hard to find with bare eyes.

  • Nathan Greene

    by Nathan Greene

    I love this app , its really neat didnt think a phone could do this . Instead of buying a metal detector , your phone turns into one.

4.Free Metal Detector

Free download

Free Metal Detector is an app for iPhone developed by Mobeezio, Inc. This app detects ferrous and magnetic metals. You could use it for searching lost items, finding studs from walls and detecting electromagnetic fields.


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  • by Kevin Mitchell

    As a builder myself, I need to make my projects as perfect as possible. This app is very helpful for finding those wall studs. My clients are very

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  • Ronald Garrett

    by Ronald Garrett

    I wonder what happened to this stud finder app. Just this morning, I tried to update it and when I tried to access it through the iPhone app store, it More

5.Metal Detector

Free download

This app allows you to turn your device into a metal detector. It utilizes your device's magnetometer or compass for searching magnets and metals. The app can also detect electromagnetic fields, as well as find studs and wiring on walls. 

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  • Aditya Nair

    by Aditya Nair

    You'll never know what's you'll find on walls, bags or ground. It's more good to detect what is it. Currently, I've been using this stud detector app for finding usable magnets or metals. I am using my iphone!

6.Smart Metal Detector

With in-app purchases

Smart Metal Detector is an app for detecting nearby metals. It utilizes your mobile device's built-in magnetic sensor. Ferric metals and magnets are searchable with this app, ideal for stud finding, treasure hunting or even ghost hunting.

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  • by Brenda Martin

    I don't believe in ghosts and this app is not a toy. You use an EMF detector for measuring electromagnetic field levels and searching ferric metals ONLY. Phony paranormal investigators use this app for scarng people.

7.Stud Detector

With in-app purchases
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. 





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  • Ronald Garrett

    by Ronald Garrett

    This stud detector app is super cool! I used this just for fun and it is amazing how accurate it is! Found coins located nearby my study table you

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  • Patricia Bell

    by Patricia Bell

    This app helps you hit the target. If you are needing to find those pesky studs in the wall, use stud detector. It truly is a lifesaver.

8.Stud Find

With in-app purchases

Using this phone and your app you will be able to find nails, studs and wires within your walls. Just place your iPhone on the surface and this app will make sure to find any metallic item inside the walls. 

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  • Virginia Davis

    by Virginia Davis

    this app is very useful. its a metal detector app.Using this phone and your app you will be able to find nails, studs and wires within your walls. Jus More

  • Jing Song

    by Jing Song

    I always lost most of my stuff and my Mom always gets mad whenever I'm stressing about it. So here I am saying that this app is really useful. I found More

DID YOU KNOW

Stud finder apps make use of modern smartphones’ magnetometer sensor to pinpoint the exact location of wall studs. A magnetometer detects the nails, screws, and joists that act as fasteners for studs. Besides functioning as an alternative magnetic metal detector, the sensor is also used for compass apps in phones. It works by measuring magnetic fields and can determine the device’s orientation in relation to the magnetic north. It is also used with the accelerometer and the GPS unit to determine the device’s position. It is through the magnetometer that digital maps are auto-rotated based on orientation. Meanwhile, the accelerometer determines movement and the GPS determines position.

Since navigation became an essential feature for smartphones, magnetometers have also become a mandatory component. As with most of the trends in technology, magnetometers for phones have become smaller and cheaper, but more powerful and efficient. The price of a magnetometer has gone down from $1.50 per device to below $0.50, as production volumes have increased. In 2008, only 8.7 million phone units were manufactured with magnetometer sensors. The numbers were estimated to be 540 million in 2013. In 2017, 1.54 billion units were sold worldwide, with most of them containing magnetometer sensors.

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