If you’ve been an iPhone or iPad user who still uses torrents, you’d already know that there are no torrent clients available on the App Store. As disappointing as it sounds, this is due to the App Store’s policy restrictions. Torrent clients are often misused to download licensed content illegally on the Internet.
But then, the merits of using the technology cannot be ignored. Torrents enable users to directly transfer content over the Internet via P2P protocol. It’s fast, private and secure as well. Many legal sites do offer torrent as a method of download. But, regardless of how you wish to use them, it’s just not possible to download torrent files on iOS. And that could be a deal-breaker for many users.
There are third-party torrent clients available for iOS devices; one of the most popular being iTransmission. iTransmission is a native iOS BitTorrent client, which shares the same backend as its popular Mac counterpart. Although to install iTransmission on iPhone or iPad, you’d usually need to jailbreak your device.
Now, many users aren’t quite comfortable with the idea of jailbreaking their devices, especially for installing just one app. It can potentially weaken or break the native security layers found within iOS, and also introduce malware within the system if such third-party apps aren’t downloaded from trusted repositories.
In this article, we’ll explore how to install iTransmission on iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking the device.
Install iTransmission on iPhone, iPad without computer [No Jailbreak]
BuildStore is a unique third-party alternative App Store for iOS devices, from which you can download & install apps from outside the App Store, without jailbreaking your device. iTransmission is available on BuildStore and so, there’s no jailbreak required to install it.
What’s more, you can install the app directly on your iPhone or iPad, without connecting to a computer.
The installation process is easy and seamless. And part of the reason BuildStore can consistently provide such an experience is that it’s a paid subscription service. It costs $14.99/year per device.
The following steps will guide you to install the iTransmission app on non-jailbroken iOS devices.
- Sign up for a new BuildStore account and register your iOS device.
- On the registered iOS device, open Safari and navigate to the iTransmission app page.
- Tap on the Install button.
iTransmission will be installed on your registered iOS device.
Features of iTransmission
iTransmission is a native, fully-featured BitTorrent client for iPhone and iPad. It shares the backend with the popular torrent client for Mac of the same name.
Some of the prominent features of iTransmission include:
- Adding torrent tasks via magnet or .torrent file (Safari magnet links supported).
- Automatic port mapping (UPnP) for users behind routers.
- Download over cellular or WiFi option.
- Logging support and port listening.
- Web-based interface.
- Set connection and upload, download speed limits.
- File Viewer.
- Export downloads to other apps.
- Auto-resume support.
- Background downloads.
- Dedicated in-app browser.
Note: Background downloads can be optionally turned on from the in-app settings. If your iPhone isn’t jailbroken, background download might not work when the screen is locked.
Is iTransmission safe to install?
BuildStore’s content policy states that any application available on their third-party app store “MUST NOT harm the device or device owner”.
According to BuildStore, the apps available on their platform are reviewed internally for malicious code and stability. We have spoken to a company representative on the matter, and this is what he had to say: “We guarantee that using the apps from the BuildStore is safe for the gadget and users’ private data.”
Disclaimer: The article is only intended as a knowledge base for download torrents using iTransmission iOS client on non-jailbroken iOS devices. 7labs does not condone piracy and shall not be held responsible for any misuse of the apps featured on the website.