How to download torrent files or share files Android device

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Among the numerous ways of sharing files, peering is one of the best and most reliable ways of sharing files, with hardly any complexity at all. While there are numerous programs to share files through the process of peering on computers, most people might not know the way to share files using peering or simply download torrents on an Android device. Android devices are quite smart these days, and handling torrent downloads is a piece of cake for most Android phones available today in the market. But most people download pirated content through torrents, and I am strictly against such activities. But you can even download a number of useful things using torrents.

To download some content through torrents, you need two things, a torrent downloading or a peering client, and the magnet link or the torrent file. Once you have these two things, you can start downloading the content you are looking for, by torrenting. So here, I will discuss how you can download some content on your Android device using a torrent or peering client, once you get hands-on the magnet link or the torrent file. This is going to be very easy.

Download torrent files or shared files Android device

So without any further delay, let’s get started with how you can download files using torrents on your Android device using a torrent client.

Step 1: Download LibreTorrent torrent client

First, download a torrent client for your Android device. There is a bunch of torrent clients available for Android, but I will recommend LibreTorrent torrent client as it is lightweight, free from ads, and also has the capability to seed torrents, which can be useful for you once in a blue moon.

Download LibreTorrent torrent client

Step 2: Open the LibreTorrent app

Once the download is complete, open the LibreTorrent app. On opening the app for the first time, grant storage access permission to the app to keep using it.

Open the LibreTorrent app

Step 3: Download the torrent file or get access to a magnet link

After this, you will have to download the torrent file or get access to a magnet link, which can help you download the content you are looking for. There are numerous websites, where you can discover and download torrent links to download the respective files, which are free to use and distribute. Follow this link to find a list of popular torrent sites. But don’t download those torrents that are copyrighted.

I currently have a magnet link to download Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Just open LibreTorrent now, tap on the ‘+’ button on the bottom right corner of the app, and tap on ‘Add link’.

Alternatively, you can tap on ‘Add file’ option to download a file, if you have the torrent file.

Download the torrent file or get access to a magnet link

Step 4: Paste the magnet link

Now paste the magnet link in the box that appears, and tap on ‘OK’.

Paste the magnet link

Step 5: Android Torrent Download folder

It will take some time to parse the link, and that will depend on the speed of your internet connection. Once the parsing is complete, you can see the name of the files and the other details. Meanwhile, you can choose a different download location, else the downloaded content will be present within the default ‘Downloads’ folder. Just tap on the tick mark on the top right part of the app to start the download.

Torrent Download folder

Step 6: Seeding process on Android Torrent

After the download is complete, seeding will start, and you can pause the seeding process to prevent squandering of bandwidth. Just tap on the download, and then tap on the pause button.

Seeding process

Step 7: Default Downloads folder

Now you can see the downloaded file in the default Downloads folder, or the folder, which you have chosen for the purpose of download.

Default Downloads folder

Now you have access to the file. Depending upon the file type, you can open it with any app that is installed on your Android device.

If you are starting the download directly from a web browser, LibreTorrent will automatically open by tapping on the respective link. Having a torrent downloading tool can be very useful, if you frequently download torrents, but do not have a computer to manage the process of downloading them.

So that is the way you can download torrents on your Android device. Do you have any questions about the process? Feel free to comment on the same down below.

Sarbasish Basu
From B.Tech (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineer to Photography and Writing blogs; he ultimately has answers to everything. Oh, and he's also quite good in rapidly building a relationship and set up the trust; his articles are proof of that...


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