Although it is also used for file sharing, Apple has banned all torrent client apps from the App Store, but you can browse torrent files online.
Downloading torrent files to the iPhone is not officially possible, but fortunately it is with a web client.
This is why torrenting on the iPhone is a bit difficult compared to other platforms (or devices).
In this guide, you will learn how to download torrents to iPhone, what the best torrent applications are, and much more.
Download torrents to iPhone
Although Apple has banned torrent apps in iTunes, there are several online torrent apps available on the iPhone.
No need to worry as we have listed the most popular iPhone applications:
You can try any of the above applications as they all work in the same way.
You might be wondering if uTorrent is available on iPhone or not. Unfortunately, the answer is no.
Before you start downloading torrents to your iPhone, we recommend you to read the following note.
Pay attention: Your internet browsing is fully visible and accessible to Internet Service Providers (ISPs). These companies may legally sell your personal information (or data) to third parties.
When you use uTorrent to download and share data, it becomes necessary to make a backup.
We recommend connecting to a VPN in these scenarios. A VPN encrypts your internet connection and changes your IP address so that internet service providers cannot identify your activities.
We will now look at the different methods you can use to upload files.
Download torrentwith thescreen
For downloading torrents to iPhone, we use Seedr because it offers more storage space for files up to 2 GB for free, compared to 1 GB for other applications.
To get started, follow the steps below:
Step one: Visit the website of the torrent you are using and find the torrent file you wish to download.
Step two: Click on the magnetic link for a long time instead of downloading the torrent directly.
Step three: In the pop-up window, select Advanced and then Save As. Select the folder where you wish to save the torrent file.
Step four: Go to Seedr, click on the + icon in the top right corner. Then click on Download and select the Browse option.
Step Five: Select the file you saved previously (in step 3).
Step six: Click Go and Seedr will start downloading the torrent file to the server. The process runs in the background, so you can close your browser window and wait for the process to complete.
It is recommended that you do not add another file until the (current) download is complete.
Step seven: The file is now saved on the Seedr server.
Step 8 : To upload a file to the repository, click the down arrow next to the file, then click Upload.
The torrent file is downloaded to your iPhone’s memory – you can see it in the Downloads folder.
Download a torrent of documents with Readdle
Documents by Readdle is an excellent application to manage and download torrents. It has a built-in web browser, but you can’t directly download torrent files. For this reason, you must use an online torrent client.
To get started, follow the steps below:
Step one: Visit the App Store and install ReadDocuments.
Step two: Open the application and go to the site of the torrent in your embedded browser.
Step three: Enter the name of the torrent file you wish to download in the search box.
Step four: Copy the link to the magnet (do not download the torrent). You have to keep in mind that torrent downloads and magnetic links are both different.
Step Five: Visit Seedr, Zbigz or another online torrent client and enter the magnetic link in the appropriate field. Then click on Go or Download (depending on the website).
Step six: The website will now download the torrent file to the server.
Step seven: Another link will be generated once the download is complete. You need to click on this link and Readdle will download the file to your iPhone’s memory.
Using a VPN when downloading torrent to iPhone
Although you can download a torrent file to your iPhone using the above methods, it is recommended to use a VPN when downloading.
The torrent is considered illegal if you use it to download copyrighted content and not to share files. With a VPN, your IP address is not tracked, so ISPs cannot locate you.
You now know the importance of downloading a torrent file to your iPhone using a VPN.
You can try all the methods (mentioned in this article) to download torrents to your iPad. However, we cannot guarantee that they will work as well as on the iPhone, as these methods are primarily designed for the iPhone.
Have you ever downloaded torrents to your iPhone? Who is your favorite online torrent client? Let us know in the comment section below.