Can you torrent on the iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ArchXyrho, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. ArchXyrho macrumors member

    May 15, 2009
    I was wondering, can you torrent on the iPad? With safari or another 3rd party app or tweak from cydia? Hmm let me know :):confused::confused:
  2. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    I believe you can after a Jailbreak. I'm sure someone more equiped to answer wil be along shortly...
  3. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2010
    There is an iPhone version of Transmission bittorrent client. Think it is command-line only although I have not tried it. Yes, you would have to jailbreak. Apart from as a novelty, I do not think using iPhone/iPad as BT client has much practical use.

    You can certainly use iPad as UI for another bittorrent server though. uTorrent has a decent web app optimised for iPhone/iPad. I have a QNAP NAS and use QGetRemote which is great in iPad.
  4. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000


    Dec 20, 2009
    It's an iPud... oops, I mean iPad. Not a computer.
  5. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2010
    I take it you don't have an iPad then? You would be surprised at how usable it is for many "computer" tasks, especially once you add a bluetooth keyboard. There is no technical reason why it cannot act as a bittorrent client. Personally though I would not tie-up valuable iPad time for such a use!
  6. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    I use transmission on my mac and use the web interface to log in and keep an eye on them....

    I know its not quite what you were asking, but maybe a good alternative.
  7. akdj macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2008
    What is your reason for BT? Are you sending? receiving? sharing?

    I would imagine that are about a thousand apps that'll allow you to do what it is that you want to do...assuming what you want to torrent is a legal transaction. If it's piracy, there's not a chance...unless through Cydia. And that's not an area I have any experience with.

    But again...if by using BT to transfer files to and from friends, share projects, etc...there a ton of different apps that'll allow you to utilize your iPad for these types of projects. I'm assuming you're looking to use torrent in a mainstream manner? The flip side, if you are...there's no need to jailbreak:)

    To the iPud comment...just get a paper route dude! You'll be able to afford one soon:) This time of the year, you can also stop by any mall in your area and ask Santa! No need to pepper a thread asking a legitimate question with your unexperienced wisdom. In fact...I'm thinking you should feed your spider! It's probably hungry:rolleyes:

  8. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    You may want to check this thread out

    ermak plugin for mobile safari is the most commonly use.

    There are a few clients on the JB side and also there are a few option using command line.
  9. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    ...what? There's no way for a BT client to differentiate between a legal fileshare and illegal download.

    Can you name some of these thousand apps?
  10. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Why the he'll would you torrent on a iPad?
  11. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2010
    I think he is saying that if OP wants to share legit files between friends, colleagues, etc. then there are better options than Bittorrent e.g. DropBox
  12. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2010
    Why shouldn't you torrent on an iPad? It works just fine. I've torrented on my iPod touch before. Incredibly slow, I'll tell you that, but it got the job done when I was away from my computer.
  13. ArchXyrho, Dec 22, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2010

    ArchXyrho thread starter macrumors member

    May 15, 2009
    Vuze has something like that also. Hmmm I guess that is as close as it gets right now
  14. Bladerunnerx macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2010
    Here's what I do, since almost everything I torrent is for the PC. I use the free Teamviewer app for the iPhone/iPad to connect to the PC running uTorrent.
  15. ArchXyrho thread starter macrumors member

    May 15, 2009
    Isn't thats like remote desktop? o_O?

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