Download Torrents on iOS (iPhone, iPad)

Do you want to download torrents on iOS devices? Well, it has long been the question of many iPhone and iPad users. How to download torrents on iPhone or how to download torrents on iPad? Some people even go into the particular version of the device such as iPhone 6 or 5 etc.  There are many apps out there that let you download torrents on your iPhone or iPad. However, most if not all these apps require your iOS device to be jail-broken.

Is It Possible To Download Torrent With IOS?

Fear not, you are in the right place. Yes, you can download torrents with iOS. This article teaches you exactly to how to download torrents on iOS devices without jailbreak. The main reason why you have to jailbreak your device is that Apple doesn’t like torrent apps and as such you won’t find them on the official app store. The tutorial on the next pages works with all versions of iOS and it also works on iPhone and iPod devices as well.

How to Download Torrents on iPad (iOS)

We will be using the Safari browser on the iPad to download the torrents. You do not need to jailbreak your device nor do you need any application. What you will be using is to websites to the download the torrents files rather quickly. As such, the default Safari browser is going to be transformed into a torrent client! Let's see how!

  1. Open Safari Browser on your iPad,iPhone,iPod device.
  2. Go to your favorite Torrent downloading site and search for the torrent you want to download.
  3. Long tap the Download link of the particular torrent you want to download.
  4. You will get a pop up with three options – Open, Copy, Cancel. Select Copy.
  5. Open a new tab and go to
  6. On the Zbigz website, you’ll get a URL field, paste the Torrent link copied earlier into the field. Then tap the GO button.
  7. Wait for a few seconds while Zbigz creates a download link.
  8. After click on the generated link to download torrents on iPad

By Using Torrent Clients: ITransmission

To download torrents on your iPad or other iOS devices without jailbreak, first of all, you need to have a download manager installed in your device. You can download your favorite torrent clients from the Apple App Store. One of the best option available is the iDownloader or iTransmission. iTransmission is the native BitTorrent client for all the iOS devices.

Keep in mind that you have to pay $9.99 per year as a subscription fee to use iTransmission client. Although you can also use it for free, you will face some unique problems that require certification clearance. It’s better to get your iOS device registered on BuildStore. BuildStore requires you to signup for an account on the website.

Once your iOS device is registered, you can browse and open your favorite torrent site on Safari. You should then navigate to iTransmission App Page. Once on that page, all you need to do is to tap the install button.

Download And Transfer Files Via ITransmission

Once the iTransmission torrent client is downloaded on your iOS device, you can easily download and transfer your torrent files with anybody you want. For transferring data from your iPhone via iTransmission, you need to open iTransmission website on your device.

Then you have to click/tap on the ‘Add’(+) button on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen to add a new torrent. The third step is to select your source of the torrent that you wish to download from the menu. You have three options:


Web: If you want to search and download your favorite torrents.

Magnet Link: If you have a magnet link for torrent download.

URL: If you have a direct link to download a torrent file.

Once the desired torrent file, that you are willing to download is in the queue, you will have to wait for some time, as the downloading takes time. Remember that you should not disconnect or close down your torrent file during the process of download, as you will face disruptions. When the file download process is complete, you can control the access to the archive. You have now become the seeder to that particular file.

When a torrent file downloads completely, you can tap on the torrent file to get the full details from the ‘Detail’ screen. On this ‘Detail’ screen, go to ‘Files’ under ‘More’ section and select individual files to save them to your desired location.

How to Allow iTransmission to download via Mobile Data

Additionally, for your information,  iTransmission does not support torrent downloads on the cellular data by default. To enable torrent downloads via iTransmission, you should tap on the ‘Gear’ icon at the bottom right corner, and open the ‘Preferences’. Under the ‘Network Interface’ section, turn the ‘Cellular Network’ on. Lastly, you should tap on the ‘Save’ at the top right corner to save all the changes.

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And there you have it! You have now successfully downloaded a torrent file onto your iPad without jailbreaking the device.  I hope that our how to download torrents on iPad without Jailbreak has helped you in some way.

Also, if you need help then just leave us a comment. If you're into Apple products and need more in-depth tips and tricks for iOS devices, then, be sure to check out YesCydia.

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