You probably know that there are numerous ways to control using a mobile device, the torrents that you are downloading on the PC but what happens when you want to download a torrent straight to your iPhone?
One of the most popular apps for torrent downloading on iOS or iPhone is iTransmission. Mind though that in order to use iTransmition, you need a jailbreaked iPhone. If you already have a jailbreaked iPhone, then you should download the torrent client file right from Google’s download database.
Unfortunately we do not know if you can download iTransmition torrent client from Cydia’s database, but you can search for it. Logically, that would be the easiest and safest way to download iTransmission torrent download client.
I’m sure that while reading this article, you’ve asked yourself why would you need to download a large size torrent (as they usually have) when the iPhone has quite a limited storage capacity. Well, not all torrents have a size of a couple of GB, sometimes you need to download a torrent containing for example, a case study that you require for your school assignment. This file could be a PDF document that has only a few MB in size. Other examples could use non copyrighted video and audio files, that go along the same line.
This is why iTransmission would be your safest bet when downloading torrents on iPhone / iOS. The torrent download process using iTransmission on iOS or iPhone is not that much different than the one of downloading a torrent on your Windows PC / Mac OS-X desktop. iTransmission operates the same way as other torrent download clients do – uTorrent or BitComet.
You should first obtain the magnet link (magnet URL) of the file you want to download and then you should add it to iTransmission’s download queue, using the button that looks like a plus sign. Now, iTransmission for iPhone / iOS will start downloading the torrent file. Once done, you can access the contents of the downloaded torrent if you previously installed a file browser for a jailbreaked iPhone, like iFile.
Let’s see what are the key features of iTransmission torrent download client for iOS / iPhone:
- You can add any torrent download task using a direct torrent URL, a magnet URL or a file stored locally
- iTransmission has a web interface
- if you are behind a router, iTransmission torrent download client for iOS / iPhoen can mapp ports automatically (UPnP)
- you have the option of choosing the network that you want to use for the torrent download, a Wi-Fi network or your network carrier
- iTransmission torrent download client for iOS/iPhone supports speed and connectivity limits
- iTransmission has a easy to operate with UI
Like any other torrent download client, iTransmission for iOS / iPhone allows you to set a limit to the allocated bandwidth or to forward ports, just like a desktop torrent client would. iTransmission for iOS / iPhone can be used on iOS 4 and iOS 5.