How to Download Torrent on Mobile Phone (All Platforms)

Torrent is a great way to download stuff. Many people use desktop clients to download torrents, and most of them are unaware of mobile torrent downloaders and its advantages.

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First of all, clear your facts about torrent. It is not meant to promote piracy, it’s just a source to download files. Most people think that only licensed and copyrighted stuff is available there. But that’s wrong. There are a lot of softwares and files on torrents, which are not illegal to download. Use your common sense before downloading something using your torrent client, check what’s legal and what’s not. Keep that in mind, we’re moving on to the point.

Disclaimer: We will not be responsible for any claims or issues regarding downloading copyrighted or licensed work from torrents. You must check any licenses or copyrights of a product before downloading.

You might want to ask why would someone download torrents on mobile phones? Well, that depends from person to person. There can be various reasons, let me try to make a list of a few.

  1. You don’t get good download speed at home as compared to office or college, and it’s not possible to take PC with you every day. Remember, mobile phone can be taken anywhere (there are restrictions at some places, though).
  2. You can’t keep the PC turned on for hours to download something. Again, that’s not the case with the little piece of technology in your pocket.
  3. When you download something for mobile only. Are you gonna do the tedious task to download it on PC, connect the cable, transfer the file, etc.? Why don’t you just download it where it is going to be for the rest of its life?
  4. Unfortunately, your internet connection isn’t working or you don’t have any at all. Thank god you have something in your pocket all the time!
  5. There has to be a reason for everything? Just do whatever you like, whenever you want, and wherever you want.

1. SymTorrent


It is one of the most popular application for Symbian users. It allows you to download multiple files at once, and also supports uploading. So basically everything your desktop software is capable of, is supported by this app. Plus, it is free under GNU General Public License.

Platform: Symbian

Download SymTorrent

2. MobTorrent


If you’re using a Series 40 device, and feel disappointed because your phone cannot run cool apps like Symbian and Android… Cheer up! There is some good news. MobTorrent is exclusively programmed for S40 phones, and can run like torrent clients on so-called ‘better phones’. It is developed by the same group, who developed SymTorrent – AMORG.

Platform: Java ME

Download MobTorrent

3. IS Drive

is drive

IS Drive is a BitTorrent client for iOS devices like,  iPhone, iPod and iPad. It was initially designed for managing ImageShack’s torrent download service, but then adopted to get stuff from isoHunt and Mininova.

Platform: iOS

Download IS Drive

4. Torrent Buddy

torrent buddy

Torrent Buddy does not download files on your Windows Phone device, instead it just remote-control the client installed on your PC. It’s a great tool for WP7.5 (and above) users. You can get more details on how to setup the remote connection and support information on the official site.

Platform: Windows Phone

Download Torrent Buddy

5. Rutracker Downloader

rutracker downloader

It is a nice app for Android users to download anything from piratebay, isohunt and mininova. Unlike the other apps in Play Store, there is no speed limit in the free version of Rutracker. There are ads, though. There are many great features, which you can check on the application page in the store.

Platform: Android

Download Rutracker Downloader

Also Read: Best Antivirus for Android Phones

6. BBtor


BBtor is a client based on peer-to-peer file sharing protocol. There are not many apps for BlackBerry users to fulfil their purpose, so there is no harm in giving this one a try. It supports all type of data transfers like, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and WiFi. Plus, UDP trackers work with this app like a charm.

Platform: BlackBerry

Download BBtor

We’ve covered torrent clients for all popular platforms including BlackBerry and Symbian. Let us know your experience with these apps in your comments below. If you want another application to be added to this list, let us know about that too. Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to stay in touch. Oh yes, we’re active on Google+ too.