Where there’s a will, there is a way. If you wish to download torrents on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, there is definitely a way to do so. You can either do it with a jailbreak app called iTransmission or you can also do it without jailbreak. In this article we will talk about how to download torrents on iPad or other iOS 8 devices with iTransmission and how to use this app.
iTransmission is one very popular Cydia app and it is currently the best iPhone Torrent Downloader App. It can be downloaded through Cydia App Store for free on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The latest version is iTransmission 4 and it works on iOS 8.1.2, iOS 8.1.1, iOS 8.1 and iOS 7. Thus, if you are using an iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini or any other iOS devices, you may follow the tutorial here to download torrents on your iOS 8 devices. On the other hand, for those who insist not to jailbreak and want to download torrents on your iPad, you might want to refer to Download Torrents on iPad.
How to Install iTransmission & Download Torrents on iPad
As this is a jailbreak method to download torrents on iPad, it is a must to jailbreak your iOS device and download Cydia to it. Go through the step by step guide once you are holding a jailbroken iOS device.
Step 1: Open Cydia and tap on the Manage button located at the bottom black bar.
Step 2: Tap on Sources and then tap on the small Edit button located on the top right.
Step 3: There will be a list of installed Cydia sources or Cydia repos at this page. Tap on the Add button located at top left if you don’t have BigBoss Repo. If you do, skip to Step 5.
Step 4: Now you should see an Enter Cydia/APT URL with a text box. Enter BigBoss repo which is http://apt.bigboss.org and then tap Add Source.
Step 5: Access to BigBoss repo and use the search feature to search for iTransmission 4. Select Install from top right of your screen and tap on Confirm to install iTransmission 4.
Step 6: Restart springboard and you should be able to see iTramssion icon appear on your Springboard or App Drawer.
iTransmission Features – iOS Torrent Downloader
The latest iTransmission comes with an “Insomnia” feature. This feature allows torrents to continue download even when you exit the app. Under Preferences, you can set your preferred download speed. Set it to maximum if you are connected to an unlimited Wi-Fi connection or mobile data. Otherwise, set a limit to it or else this app might burn your pocket with an expensive phone bill. On the other hand, if you are going to upload torrents from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, there is also an option to set the Upload speed or bandwidth. The default is disabled but it is recommended to set a limit if your internet connection is limited.
Love iTransmission? Have something to say or want to recommend some other Torrent Downloader for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch? Please do not hesitate to leave a precious comment here. We would love to know if there is other method to download torrents on iPad and iPhone.