How To Download Torrents Directly On iPhone

Many organizations consider torrenting as an illegal activity because many websites use torrents for downloading copyright content.

Despite the fact that it is used for file sharing also, Apple has banned all the torrent client apps from its App Store, however, you can browse torrent files online.


You cannot download torrent files on your iPhone “officially”, luckily, you can do it with the help of a web client.

Therefore, torrenting on the iPhone is a bit difficult compared to other platforms (or devices).

In this guide, you will learn how to download torrents on the iPhone, which are the best torrent apps, and much more.

Download Torrents on the iPhone

Even though Apple banned torrent applications from iTunes, various online apps are available for torrenting on the iPhone.

You don’t have to worry as we have listed out the most popular apps for the iPhone:

You can try any of the above apps as all works in a similar way.

You might be wondering whether uTorrent is available on the iPhone or not. Unfortunately, the answer is no.

Before you get started with downloading torrents on your iPhone, we suggest you read the note below.

Note: Your internet browsing is fully visible and accessible by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). These companies can legally sell your personal information (or data) to third-party companies.

 While using uTorrent for downloading and sharing purposes, it becomes essential to protect your data.

 We suggest you connect to a VPN in such scenarios. VPN encrypts your internet connection and changes your IP, so the ISPs will not be able to identify your activities.

 Now, we will see different methods that you can use to download files.

Download Torrent Using Seedr

For downloading torrents on iPhone, we will use the Seedr because it provides larger file storage up to 2GB for free compared to 1GB from other apps.

To get started, you have to follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit the torrent website that you use and search for the torrent file you want to download.

Step 2: Long-press the magnet link instead of downloading the torrent directly.

Step 3: In the pop-up window, select ‘More’ and then ‘Save to’. Choose the folder where you want to save the torrent file.

Step 4: Go to Seedr, on the top-right corner, click on the ‘+’ icon. Then, click ‘Upload’ and choose the ‘Browse’ option.

Step 5: Choose the file that you’ve saved before (in Step 3).

Step 6: Click ‘Go’ and Seedr will start downloading the torrent file to its server. The process will run in the background, so you can close the browser window and wait until the process finishes.

We recommend you do not add another file until the download (which is in progress) gets finished.

Step 7: Now, the file is stored in Seedr’s server.

Step 8: To download the file in your storage, click on the ‘down arrow’ button next to the file, then tap ‘Download’.

The torrent file will be downloaded to your iPhone’s storage – you can view it in your Downloads folder.

Download Torrent with Documents by Readdle

Documents by Readdle is a great app for managing and downloading torrents. It has an in-built web browser, but you cannot download torrent files directly. That’s why you need to use an online torrent client.


To get started, you have to follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit the App Store and install Documents by Readdle.

Step 2: Open the app and go to the torrent site within the in-built web browser.

Step 3: In the search box, enter the torrent file’s name that you want to download.

Step 4: Copy the magnet link (do not download the torrent). You have to keep in mind that downloading torrent links and magnet links both are different.

Step 5: Visit Seedr, Zbigz or any other online torrent client, and paste the magnet link in the relevant field. Then, click ‘Go’ or ‘Download’ (depending on the website).

Step 6: Now, the website will download the torrent file to its server.

Step 7: Once the download is finished, it will generate another link. You need to click on that link and Documents by Readdle will download the file to your iPhone’s storage.

Should You use VPN while Downloading Torrent on iPhone

Although you can download a torrent file on your iPhone using the above methods, it is recommended to use a VPN while downloading.

Torrenting is considered an illegal act if you are using it for downloading copyrighted content rather than file sharing. With the help of a VPN, your IP address will not be traced, so you will not be located by ISPs.


Now, you know how important it is to download a torrent file on your iPhone using a VPN.

You can try all the methods (mentioned in this article) to download torrents on your iPad. However, we cannot guarantee whether they will work as smoothly as in the iPhone because these methods have been designed for the iPhone in the first place.

Have you ever downloaded torrents on your iPhone? Which online torrent client is your favorite one? Do tell us in the comment section below.

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