How to Download Torrents on iPad & iPhone?

iPad is an amazing device and if you have jailbroken your iPad, you can do lots of stuff which a non-jailbroken iPad can’t do. In this tutorial I’m sharing how you can download torrents on your iPad using an App. Though it’s not a dedicated app like uTorrent but it’s a safari browser plugin which is good enough to download any torrent directly on your iPad.

I have tried and tested it on my iPad2 and it worked great. Though if you are lazy types, and looking for a dedicated iPad torrent app for non-jailbroken iPad, you might need to wait till infinity. Else Jailbreak your iPad and follow this tutorial to learn how you can download torrents on iPad using Wi-fi or your 3G network.

Installing Torrent app from Cydia:

I assume you have jailbroken your iPad and if not, read my guide on How to jailbreak iPad2 using Jailbreakme.com. Now on your Jailbroken iPad, go to Cydia > Sources > Edit > Add and add follow repo. http://cydia.ermak.us


Once you have added the above Cydia source, search for Torrent downloader Safari plugin and install it.


Downloading torrent using Safari browser:

As I mentioned earlier that it’s not a Torrent app for iPad but a safari extension. So once you have done the above steps open Safari and open any torrent site. You can also take help of popular torrent search engine. Browse torrent that you wish to download and click on downlaod torrent. As soon as torrent file is downloaded, it will start downloading on your iPad. Here is a screenshot:


Every torrent you will add will require a new tab on safari. So you might like to add Cydia tweak which allow you to add unlimited safari tab.

Though this is probably not the best way to download torrent file and I would prefer using my desktop for downloading torrent files, but if you looking for a working way to download files on iPad using torrent, this is one working way.

Do let us know if you face any issue understanding the tutorial. If you find it useful then don’t forget to share it on Facebook and Twitter.

Article by Harsh Agrawal

Harsh has written 152 articles.

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  • Maree

    August 17, 2011, 4:28 pm

    I have followed all the steps but when I try and download, it only ever says 0%…

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