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How to Download Torrent Files on Android

If you think that downloading torrent files can only be done on a computer, then this article is for you.

Before proceeding, please understand that torrenting is not illegal. While it has become popular for all the wrong reasons, it can come in handy in many situations. especially when you want to download large files. You engage in illegal activity only if you download copyrighted material. Here is how you can download torrent files on Android devices.

What are Torrent and BitTorrent?

Torrent is a small file that contains information on where to find and download the songs in a larger file. If you have used torrent on your desktop before, you must have noticed that this torrent file is very small compared to the file you want to download.

BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer file sharing technology that makes it easy to share and download data over the Internet. It works by downloading small pieces of a file from multiple sources on the web at the same time and then merging them together at the end.

Note: Everything available for download through torrents is completely free. But just because it’s free doesn’t mean it’s legal. Be careful with what you download.

How to download Torrent files on Android?

To download torrent files to an Android device, you must first set up a BitTorrent client on your device. And for that, I recommend an app called Flud.

Flud - torrent downloader
Flud - torrent downloader

Flud is a simple and beautiful app with awesome features like no speed limit in uploading and downloads, the ability to select a specific file to download from a file folder, support for magnetic links, sequential downloads, etc. client for Android and the download is completely free from the Google Play Store.

Finding a torrent file is not difficult. Many sources are available on the Internet. I use Archive.org which offers legal media torrents. The download page offers several download options. We will use the torrent option.

Once you’ve downloaded the torrent file to your device, open the Flud app and tap the floating action button at the bottom right. Then go to the source where the recently downloaded torrent file is stored. Most of the time it is stored in the download folder. Once you locate the file, tap on it to add it to Flud and begin the download process.

As long as you download torrents from legal sources, you really don’t need to use any antivirus and VPN.