Help

Please note: The in-app tutorial will play when the app is opened for the first time. It can also be accessed from the Settings > Help menu. To get help just tap the button within the app.

Moasure enables you to take the following types of measurements:

  • Measure the size of an object.
  • Measure the dimensions of a room.
  • Measure any distance up to 100m / 325ft.
  • Measure the angle between two lines or two surfaces.

Tap the ‘measuring mode’ button at the bottom of the screen, and choose the mode you want to use.

How to measure the size of an object

Following the instructions on the screen, hold your phone at one side of the object and press the Start Measurement button. When instructed, move the phone to the end. Repeat to get an average measurement.

How to measure a room dimension

Following the instructions on the screen, hold your phone on one wall of the room and press the Start Measurement button. When instructed, move the phone to the other wall. Repeat to get an average measurement.

How to measuring round obstacles

Simply walk around the obstacle while measuring, and Moasure will calculate the distance through the obstacle.

Multi-step measurements

For measurements greater than 3m / 10ft, the result will be more accurate if you measure in 2 or more steps.

How to increase the accuracy of the measurements:

  • Pick the phone up, move it and then put it down again, rather than slide it along the surface of the object.
  • Move your phone smoothly through the air, holding the phone parallel to the object being measured. Avoid rotating your phone.
  • Take the measurement as quickly as possible. The 5-second timer bar indicates when the measurement accuracy will deteriorate. If the timer bar reaches the amber or red regions, we recommend using the multi-step measurement mode instead (coming up next).

The accuracy of the measurement can be significantly improved by repeating the measurement up to five times, and using the average value.

Because of the limited accuracy of the motion sensors in your phone, we recommend taking the average of two or three measurements to be confident in the result. If one result appears very different to the others it can be deleted by tapping the [image of the cross in a circle] button.

 

1. How to measure a single angle between two lines on a surface

Tap the ‘measuring mode’ button at the bottom of the screen, and choose the mode you want to use. The currently selected mode is used to measure the distance on a surface up to 3m / 10ft using the body of the phone. Watch the video clip to see how to measure in this mode

The following app views have help screens:

  • ‘Distance Landscape’ measurement mode.
  • ‘Multi-step Distance Landscape’ measurement mode.
  • ‘Distance Portrait’ measurement mode.
  • ‘Multi-step Distance Portrait’ measurement mode.
  • ‘Angle Sideways’ measurement mode.
  • ‘Angle Forwards’ measurement mode.
  • ‘Settings’ mode.
  • ‘Settings>Case Thickness’ mode*.
  • ‘Settings>Units’ mode*.
  • ‘Settings>Calibration’ mode*.

Tap the ‘measuring mode’ button at the bottom of the screen, and choose the mode you want to use. The currently selected mode is used to measure the distance on a surface up to 3m / 10ft using the body of the phone. Watch the video clip to see how to measure in this mode.

2. Single Angle between two surfaces

Moasure measures angles between two surfaces.

 

3. Single distance landscape measurement

Put your phone with either the left side of the phone aligned with the left side of the object, or the right side of your phone aligned with the right side of the object.

Tap the ‘Start Measurement’ button. (You can also tap the ‘Start’ button before aligning the phone against the object).

Hold the phone still against the object until Moasure indicates you should move it to the end of the measurement (about 1 second). If it still says ‘WAIT’ after a few seconds, the object may be vibrating too much. Tap the ‘Cancel’ button and start again.

Quickly move the phone and align it against the other edge of the object being measured. Align the opposite edge of the phone with the edge of the measured object. Hold the phone still against the object until the measured value is displayed (about 2 seconds).

Increase the accuracy of the measurement by repeating the measurement up to five times, and using the average value. Because of the limited accuracy of the motion sensors in your phone, we recommend taking the average of two or three measurements to be confident in the result. If one result appears very different from the others it can be deleted by tapping the [image of the cross in a circle] button. Watch the video to see how to average multiple measurements:

Measurements will be more accurate if you pick the phone up, move it and put it down again, rather than slide it along the surface of the object.

Accuracy will also be improved by taking the measurement quickly. The 5-second timer bar indicates when the accuracy will deteriorate. If the timer bar reaches the amber or red regions, we recommend using the multi-step measurement mode instead.

4. Single distance Portrait’ measurement mode

“Tap the ‘measuring mode’ button at the centre bottom of the screen, and choose the mode you want to measure with. The currently selected mode is used to measure the distance between two surfaces up to 3m / 10ft apart, e.g. the distance between two walls to measure a room dimension. Watch the video clip to see how to measure in this mode.

Put your phone with the back of the phone against the first surface e.g. against a wall.

Tap the ‘Start Measurement’ button. (You can also tap the ‘Start’ button before placing the phone against the surface).

Hold the phone stationary against the surface until Moasure indicates you should move it to the end of the measurement (about 1 second). If it still says ‘WAIT’ after a few seconds, the surface may be vibrating too much. Tap the ‘Cancel’ button and start again.

Quickly move the phone and put the back of it against the second surface, e.g. the opposite wall. Hold the phone stationary against the surface until the measured value is displayed (about 2 seconds).

Moasure takes the thickness of your phone into account when calculating the measurement result.

Increase the accuracy of the measurement by repeating the measurement up to five times, and using the average value. Because of the limited accuracy of the motion sensors in your phone, we recommend taking the average of two or three measurements to be confident in the result. If one result appears very different to the others it can be deleted by tapping the [image of the cross in a circle] button. Watch the video to see how to average multiple measurements:

Accuracy will also be improved by taking the measurement quickly. The 5-second timer bar indicates when the accuracy will deteriorate. f the timer bar reaches the amber or red regions, use the multi-step measurement mode instead.

Tap the ‘Clear’ button to erase the previous measurement results.

 

5. Single multi-step Landscape measurement mode

Tap the ‘measuring mode’ button at the bottom of the screen, and choose the mode you want to measure with. The currently selected mode is used to measure a distance on a surface greater than 3m / 10ft using the body of the phone. Watch the video clip to see how to measure in this mode.

Put your phone with either the left side of the phone aligned with the left side of the object, or the right side of your phone aligned with the right side of the object.

Tap the ‘Start Measurement’ button. (You can also tap the ‘Start’ button before aligning the phone against the object.)

Hold the phone stationary against the object until Moasure indicates you should move it to the end of the measurement (about 1 second). If it still says ‘WAIT’ after a few seconds, the object may be vibrating too much. Tap the ‘Cancel’ button and start again.

Quickly move the phone towards the other edge of the object being measured. After about 3 seconds, temporarily rest the phone against any stationary object within reach – don’t worry if the object is not in a straight line between the start and end of your measurement; Moasure will still calculate the straight line distance. After about 1 second, Moasure will indicate you can move on again, and continue measuring.

Repeat the above steps until you reach the other edge of the object being measured, at which point align the opposite edge of the phone with the edge of the measured object. Hold the phone stationary against the object until the measured value is displayed (about 2 seconds).

The accuracy of the measurement can be significantly improved by repeating the measurement up to five times, and using the average value. Because of the limited accuracy of the motion sensors in your phone, we recommend taking the average of two or three measurements to be confident in the result. If one result appears very different to the others it can be deleted by tapping the [image of the cross in a circle] button.

Measurements will be more accurate if you pick the phone up, move it and put it down again, rather than slide it along the surface of the object.

Accuracy will also be improved by taking the measurement quickly. The 5-second timer bar indicates when the accuracy will deteriorate. Try to put your phone against a stationary object while the timer bar remains in the green region (about 3 seconds).

 

6. Single multi-step Distance Portrait’ measurement mode

Tap the ‘measuring mode’ button at the centre bottom of the screen, and choose the mode you want to measure with. The currently selected mode is used to measure the distance between two surfaces greater than 3m / 10ft apart, e.g. the distance between two walls to measure a room dimension. Watch the video clip to see how to measure in this mode.

Put your phone with the back of the phone against the first surface e.g. against a wall.

Tap the ‘Start Measurement’ button. (You can also tap the ‘Start’ button before placing the phone against the surface).

Hold the phone still against the surface until Moasure indicates you should move it to the end of the measurement (about 1 second). If it still says ‘WAIT’ after a few seconds, the surface may be vibrating too much. Tap the ‘Cancel’ button and start again.

Quickly move the phone towards the end of the measurement, e.g. the opposite wall. After about 3 seconds, temporarily rest the phone against any stationary object within reach e.g. another wall – don’t worry if the object is not in a straight line between the start and end of your measurement; Moasure will still calculate the straight line distance. After about 1 second, Moasure will indicate you can move on again, and continue measuring.

Repeat the above steps until you reach the second surface e.g. the opposite wall. Hold the phone stationary against the surface until the measured value is displayed (about 2 seconds).

Moasure takes the thickness of your phone into account when calculating the measurement result.

Increase the accuracy of the measurement by repeating the measurement up to five times, and using the average value. Because of the limited accuracy of the motion sensors in your phone, we recommend taking the average of two or three measurements to be confident in the result. If one result appears very different from the others it can be deleted by tapping the [image of the cross in a circle] button. Watch the video to see how to average multiple measurements:

Accuracy will also be improved by taking the measurement quickly. The 5-second timer bar indicates when the accuracy will deteriorate. If the timer bar reaches the amber or red regions, we recommend using the multi-step measurement mode instead.

Tap the ‘Clear’ button to erase the previous measurement results.

 

 

Angle Sideways’ measurement mode

Tap the ‘measuring mode’ button at the centre bottom of the screen, and choose the mode you want to measure with. The currently selected mode is used to measure the angle between two lines on a surface. Watch the video clip to see how to measure in this mode.

Put your phone with one edge of the phone aligned with the first line on the surface.

Tap the ‘Start Measurement’ button. (You can also tap the ‘Start’ button before placing the phone against the surface).

Hold the phone stationary against the surface until Moasure indicates you should move it to the end of the measurement (about 1 second). If it still says ‘WAIT’ after a few seconds, the surface may be vibrating too much. Tap the ‘Cancel’ button and start again.

Quickly move the phone and align the same edge of it with the second line on the surface. Hold the phone stationary against the surface until the measured value is displayed (about 2 seconds).

Increase the accuracy of the measurement by repeating the measurement up to five times, and using the average value. Because of the limited accuracy of the motion sensors in your phone, we recommend taking the average of two or three measurements to be confident in the result. If one result appears very different from the others it can be deleted by tapping the [image of the cross in a circle] button. Watch the video to see how to average multiple measurements:

Measurements will be more accurate if you pick the phone up, move it and put it down again, rather than slide it along the surface.

Accuracy will also be improved by taking the measurement quickly. The 5-second timer bar indicates when the accuracy will deteriorate. If the timer bar reaches the amber or red regions, the measurement will be less accurate.

Tap the ‘Clear’ button to erase the previous measurement results.

 

Angle Forwards’ measurement mode

Tap the ‘measuring mode’ button at the centre bottom of the screen, and choose the mode you want to measure with. The currently selected mode is used to measure the angle between two surfaces. Watch the video clip to see how to measure in this mode.

Put your phone with the back of the phone against the first surface.

Tap the ‘Start Measurement’ button. (You can also tap the ‘Start’ button before placing the phone against the surface).

Hold the phone still against the surface until Moasure indicates you should move it to the end of the measurement (about 1 second). If it still says ‘WAIT’ after a few seconds, the surface may be vibrating too much. Tap the ‘Cancel’ button and start again.

Quickly move the phone and put the back of it against the second surface. Hold the phone stationary against the surface until the measured value is displayed (about 2 seconds).

Increase the accuracy of the measurement by repeating the measurement up to five times, and using the average value. Because of the limited accuracy of the motion sensors in your phone, we recommend taking the average of two or three measurements to be confident in the result. If one result appears very different from the others it can be deleted by tapping the [image of the cross in a circle] button. Watch the video to see how to average multiple measurements:

Accuracy will also be improved by taking the measurement quickly. The 5-second timer bar indicates when the accuracy will deteriorate. If the timer bar reaches the amber or red regions, the measurement will be less accurate.

Tap the ‘Clear’ button to erase the previous measurement results.

Settings mode

 

Settings > Case Thickness mode

Moasure can account for the thickness of your phone case when calculating measurements.

Enter the case edge thickness at the top and bottom of your phone. If the case thickness at the top is different from that at the bottom, enter the average of the two thicknesses.

Enter the thickness of the back or rear of the case on your phone.

Settings > Units mode

Choose your preferred units of measurement.

Settings > Calibration mode

Hold your phone approximately in each of the six positions shown on the screen, until you hear a beep (if sounds are enabled), and see the image change colour to green. After all six positions have been held, Moasure will complete the calibration.