How to download Torrent files using smartphone or tablet?

Written by B Johnson August 04, 2016
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Despite being an illegal activity, downloading media files through Torrent client software has been one of the most popular things to do on the internet these days. Not only are you able to download music or movies, but you can also download any kind of files or software that are spreading out across the world of internet.

The good news is, now Torrent users can still enjoy this software on their mobile devices, smartphone and tablet. So now you no longer need your PC or laptop just to be able to download files on Torrent universe. Even your tiny smartphone can still be reliable for your downloading pleasure.

Okay then, below I'm going to show you how to use Torrent app on your mobile device and how to download files using this app. Hope you like it!

#1. Go to Google Play Store

The first thing you need to do now is of course go to Google Play Store because that’s where you can find the Torrent client apps for your Android devices. But if you’re using an iOS devices like iPhone or iPad, you can also get these apps on App Store.

#2. Download uTorrent and Torrent Search Engine

In order to be able to find and download the torrent files using your smartphone or tablet, you’re gonna need 2 different apps here.

The first one is called ‘Torrent Search Engine’, which is an app that can help you find Torrent files across the net. And the second one is “uTorrent”, which is of course the Torrent client app that allows you to download the torrent files.

Okay, now search on Google Play Store these 2 apps: Torrent Search Engine and uTorrent. The great thing is, both apps don’t require any rooting access, so you don’t need to root your device in order for these 2 apps to work.

Actually, there are tons of torrent client apps that you can download on Google Play Store, but personally uTorrent has been really great for me because I’ve already managed to download plenty of files using this app, even huge 3GB of files.

#3. Search the files using Torrent Search Engine

Now I assume that you already download these 2 apps on your device. The next thing to do is of course conduct an experiment to download torrent files using these 2 apps. But first, let’s begin with ‘Torrent Search Engine’.

As you can see when you open the app, this app is really straight forward when it comes to user interface. So you’re gonna see the search engine box on the center of the screen.

To find the file that you would like to download, you can simply type the name of the file you’re looking for.

Once you tap enter, this app will try to find the file through internet. And when it manages to get the files, it will show you in the search results along with the information like: file type, file size, total of Seeds and total of Leechers.

To be honest, I don’t really understand what do 'Seeds' and 'Leechers' mean or how do they work, but from my experience, I think it’s pretty important to go with the file with big number of 'seeds' and 'leechers' to ensure that the file can have many sources around internet.

And this can help a lot with the download speed of the file. So usually the file with bigger number of seeds and leechers can be downloaded more quickly, especially if you have 4G LTE connectivity on your device.

#4. Download the Torrent file with uTorrent

Okay, if you have found the file that you’re ready to download on your device, the next thing to do is download it by using the second app, ‘uTorrent’. But first, make sure that you’re device has sufficient space of storage before downloading the file.

I mean, if you’re going to download a huge 3GB of file, then you need to clean up some space on your device so later this torrent file can be downloaded without any problem.

Anyway, if you’re still on ‘Torrent Search Engine’ app, when you press any file in the search results, you will be directed by this app to uTorrent.

Usually, once you press the file, it will prompt you the options either to download it right away or do other things like copying the torrent link, etc.

Now select the first option “Download with Torrent Client”.

By doing so, your device usually will prompt you the option of apps that are suitable to download torrent file, in this case, ‘uTorrent’.

#5. Wait until the downloading process is complete

The last thing you need to do right now is wait until your device finishes downloading the torrent file to your device. It usually takes a couple of minutes. But this totally depends on many factors like the size of file, your internet speed and the total amount of seeds and leechers.

So if your device happens to support 4G connectivity, and then the torrent file you’re downloading has huge amount of seeds and leechers, plus, it’s only around 2GB in size, then the downloading process usually takes around 10 to 15 minutes.

But of course, if your device is still on 3G and it’s not even fast in terms of download speed, then it’s gonna take probably an hour or more until the process is complete. The good thing is, you can still pause the process and continue again tomorrow.


Well, there you have it guys, 2 great torrent apps for your Android or iOS devices. Anyway, I’m not really sure if ‘Torrent Search Engine’ app is available on App Store, as opposed to uTorrent that’s obviously available on iOS devices.

So if you can’t find the first app, try searching for other app that has great rating score and positive feedback from iOS users. I believe there are many great torrent finding apps like 'Torrent Search Engine' available on App Store. So you’ll definitely find a great replacement for this Android app.

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