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How To Download Torrents Directly on to the iPhone

Downloading torrents directly to your iPhone is not as easy as on some other devices. Due to the controversial nature of torrent files, Apple banned all torrent client apps from its online store. Officially, you are not able to download any torrent files to your iOS device.

Can you Download Torrents on the iPhone?

Yes, it’s still possible to download torrents on your iPhone, but you’ll need to use a web client to do it. There are other ways to download torrent files besides apps. If you want to bend the rules and download torrent files in spite of this ban, you can use several different methods. Despite Apple officially banning torrent clients, you can access them online without having to download them.

You can find many online torrent apps on the internet. The most popular and tested options are:

All these websites work in a similar way. When you open them on your browser, you just need to copy the torrent link into the search bar and press Download.

There are two methods that you can use to get files from online torrent downloaders.

Copy the Direct Download Link

  1. Go to the torrent website you use, such as Monova [17] or
  2. Search for the torrent that you want.
  3. Instead of tapping ‘Download Torrent’, press and hold until you can copy the link.

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  4. Paste the link into Seedr or another similar website, and select ‘Go.’
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This website will act as a torrent client, and it will download the torrent file directly to your device’s storage.

Upload the Torrent File

If the above method didn’t work, you could also upload a torrent file to your chosen website. Follow these steps to start downloading the content you’re looking for:

  1. Go to your torrent site a find a torrent file that you want to download.
  2. Instead of tapping download, hold it until a menu pops up.
  3. Press ‘Share’ and then ‘Save to.’ Navigate to where you want to save the torrent file.
  4. Open an online torrent downloader, such as Seedr or Zbigz.
  5. Press the ‘Add Torrent File’ option and find the torrent file in your documents.
  6. Tap ‘Go’ or ‘Download’ (depending on the site).
  7. The torrent will download to your storage.

Is uTorrent Available on iPhone?

Unfortunately, no. Apple has gone to extensive lengths to make sure no one could download an app that comes in the name uTorrent. There are many other torrents available for the iPhone, and that is covered in more detail in the above section, “Using an Online Torrent App.”

How do I Download a Magnet Link to my iPhone?

It’s possible to download a magnet link to your iPhone using the web, and you don’t have to download an app to do it. If you want to download an app, you could use, Filestream,  [13]TorrentSafe,  [14]Zbigs,  [15]or Bitport. [16]

  1. Open your internet browser and go to Seedr.cc [18].
  2. Create an account, log in, and then paste the magnet link of the torrent.
  3. It will automatically fetch the torrent files for you, after this, just download it onto your iPhone.

Downloading a Torrent with Documents by Readdle

Although Documents by Readdle is an app primarily focused on media, you can use the app’s built-in web browser to make downloading even easier. The app doesn’t let you download torrent files directly, so you’ll still need to turn to an online web client to get it to work properly.

  1. Go to iTunes and find Documents by Readdle [19].
  2. Install the app.
  3. Open the torrent site with the app’s built-in browser.
  4. Find the torrent that you wish to download.
  5. Copy the magnet download link. Keep in mind that magnet links and download torrent links are not the same.
  6. Go to the online torrent client (Zbigz, or any other), paste the magnet link into the designated field and click ‘Go’. The website will download the file to the server, without making another link.
  7. Tap the link, and the app will download the file to your device.

Are Torrents Illegal?

Torrent files and apps are not illegal, but the content of the files can be. These files are also often infected with malware. So be careful what you download if you don’t want to have any problem with the law or with your system.

Should I Use a VPN When Downloading Torrents?

Although downloading Torrent files isn’t deemed as an illegal act (it’s file sharing), there are many people in law enforcement that do believe the act is a criminal act, and they might make an example out of you. It’s in your best interest to use a VPN so your IP Adress can’t be tracked. There are multiple VPNs on the web [20], but the following ones are tested, used often, and you’ll be able to trust them with that your sensitive information.

  1. Express VPN [21]
  2. NordVPN [22]
  3. IPVanish [23]
  4. Hotspot Shield [24]
  5. Windscribe [25]

Make sure to have each VPN [26] switched on before you start to search for torrents. Most torrents let you switch your VPN from 60-100 countries. These include the USA, England, Canada, and multiple other places in Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and Australia. To learn more about VPNs, check out this book on amazon [27].