Download Torrents on Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia) using wpTorrent

Update: A new client app called Torrex Pro is now available. So you can choose either Torrex Pro or wpTorrent

wptorrent windows phonewpTorrent is a new torrent client for smartphones running the Windows Phone OS and has recently come to the Windows Phone Store after a closed beta being teased by some of the interested enthusiasts. We’ve taken the app on a spin and here’s how to use it to download your favorite torrent files from bit-torrent directly on your Windows Phone.


Downloading Torrents on Nokia Lumia and other Windows Phones

  1. Download and install the wpTorrent application from the Windows Phone Store (Link Here)
    Note: Free version of the app has a max download speed limit of 200KBps. Consider purchasing if you wish for higher speeds
  2. When installed, right swipe from the Start Screen to reach all apps page. Tap on wpTorrent to open it.
  3. Once opened, tap on the Plus icon in the bottom to add a new torrent for downloading.
    • Paste the magnet link of the torrent which you want to download. You can find magnet links on most of the bit-torrent directory sites.
    • Alternatively, you can also add torrent search engines directly in the app which will eliminate the need to opening the browser and getting the magnet link.
  4. Tap on Add to begin the downloading.
    add magnet wptorrent windows phone

The app might not function properly if you’re on a very slow 2G connection. A WiFi connection is recommended before you start downloading torrents on your phone.

Note: The app doesn’t run in the background. If you put the app into background, active torrents will be paused.

Copying Downloaded Files to a PC

As many of you find this process confusing, here’s how to copy the files to a PC with ease.

Using WiFI (HTTP) share:

This method requires your phone and PC connected to the same network. It also only works for the files downloaded and saved to the local folder.

  1. In wpTorrent’s main screen, click on Files icon at the bottom.
  2. On the locl files window, click on the http share icon (1st icon from left).
  3. Open the address provided to you in your PC’s browser window.
  4. Browse the directory and right click on the file to be copied and choose Save Link as
  5. The file will be saved to your computer.

Using a Data Cable

While adding a torrent, choose a folder inside SD card (if your phone supports) as the download folder and when the download finishes, just connect your phone to your PC using USB cable and copy the files from your SD card to your PC.

If your phone does not support SD cards, just copy the downloaded files to one of the system folders (music, videos; etc) which can be opened on a PC upon connecting the phone using a USB cable. Then copy the files to your PC.

Video Demonstration

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78 Responses to Download Torrents on Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia) using wpTorrent

  1. Chaudhary Ahmer August 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    I downloaded 2 movies but unable to copy from my Lumia 720 into my laptop.

    how can i do that ????


    • singhnsk August 23, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

      You need to see where they were downloaded and move them to a proper location if needed. Maybe the SD card?

      • NARESH April 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

        i am useing nokia lumia 520 how can we move movies from wpTorrent to sd card

        • Narender Singh April 5, 2014 at 12:37 am #

          You can’t export to SD, but you can use WiFi Share to share to another phone or PC on the same network.

      • fabio December 30, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

        Can you please tell me how to download directly to SD card ?

        • Narender Singh December 31, 2014 at 12:51 am #

          If you have your phone updated to WP8.1, when you add new torrent, it asks you the Save To location. Just choose any folder inside SD card (E drive) here and you’re good to go 🙂 You’ll be needed to add memory card to the file hub by clicking on new folder button before it starts appearing in the list.

          • vaibhav January 30, 2016 at 10:23 am #

            Thanks dude… save me.

  2. Summer August 23, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Ok, I downloaded the torrent to wp torrent, now what? I can’t find the files in the phone or how to get them to my phone…help please:)

    • Rubandoss October 21, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

      One download is completed, then go to the location where the file is stored and this can be done by going to apps location.Save file as Music file.U can get the file in sd card–> music folder–> as a hidden folder

  3. Satish bharane November 18, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    I downloaded 2 movies but unable to copy from my Lumia 720 into my laptop.

    • Satish bharane November 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      how can i do that ????

  4. partha April 21, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    I download asphalt 5 game on my nokia 520,but the game cannot install my phone..plz help me…

    • Narender Singh April 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

      From where have you downloaded that? Apps can only be installed via Windows Store.

  5. nic May 6, 2014 at 4:13 am #

    Please can anyone help!! I have downloaded a movie using wp torrent to my lumia 520 but it wont let me play it?? Do i need a media player?? Is there one i can get anyware. It says i need another app to open it. And takes me to windows store but they say they havnt got the correct app. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    • Narender Singh May 6, 2014 at 5:35 am #

      Aman, what format is the movie in? MoliPlayer is the only good movie player in the store and if it can’t play the movie, unfortunately you need to transfer it to the PC and convert before you can play it.
      You only have 1 way to transfer to the PC and that is by connecting to the same WiFi as your PC and then using the WiFi share in wpTorrent.

      • john September 29, 2014 at 11:48 am #

        thank you Narender Singh for your comments on this page…all 3 of your suggestions work…first, if you have a windows phone and want to dl with torrents..use works…you do have to do some tweaking first, just like Narender Singh advises…when you set up wptorrent, see below his comment and he has included the link…on the import page you copy and paste that link (long press) on your phone to get a drop down menu which will allow you to copy and paste his link..then this will give you several torrent sites like kick ass and pirate bay to choose from, then you search that site just like you normally would…also, Narender Singh is correct, and once you dl your movies, for instance, you wont be able to ‘see’ that movie when you connect and then open your phone on your just wont be there…so to transfer the file to your computer use the built in ‘wifi share’ in wptorrent… find in wptorrent the ‘settings’ at the bottom of the page, and look for a button titled ‘files’ on there, and when the list of your movie files comes up, again look at the bottom of the screen, look for ‘wifi share’…once you click there, open your web browser, i use firefox, and in the address bar type in the address given (‘WIFI SHARE address http slash slash ‘ ), then a list of the files will come up in your browser…then right click on any of them and hit ‘save link’..then you can download the file to your computer..the wptorrent client takes a bit of getting used to, and the transferring of files is a bit different, but it will work..i wanted to give this info because Narender helped me alot, and helped me get this torrent client up and running, so thank you good luck

        • Narender Singh September 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

          Hey John

          Great to know that the article and my comments were helpful 🙂
          However, things have slightly changed now with Windows Phone 8.1 (or Lumia Cyan) update. You can mow select to download and save the torrent files directly in a folder on your SD card. So if you have a phone which supports AD card and is updated to WP8.1, you can use a USB cable to transfer your torrent to the PC as it can be accessed directly via File Manager.

          • john September 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

            wow thank you Narender for you response, your quick..!..)
            unfortunately, my windows 8 nokia lumia 521 wont update to 8.1…i tried using the ‘phone update’ in the settings, and it said my phone is ‘up to date’ no 8.1 for me on this phone i guess….my phone does support an sd card however….but .i will have to upgrade to another phone i guess in the future…..however, i am SO happy that i got wptorrent running on my windows phone, that i am fine using this phone for the near future..wptorrent runs fast and smooth, and doesnt lock up at for me…the interface is nice and clean, and as long as i use ‘wifi share’ to transfer files to my computer, then im fine with everything thanks again

            • Narender Singh September 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

              That’s okay and good to know that you’re happy with your phone. I’ve just checked that Lumia Cyan is indeed not yet available for the Lumia 521. So, even though out of luck there, you’re lucky to have managed to get used to how wpTorrent works. Enjoy!

        • Kenny November 11, 2014 at 2:25 am #

          I did this the way you said John, except that I had the option listed as http instead of wifi. It worked beautifully which helped my migraine subside from trying to figure out what to do. Thanks a million!!! By the way…. I am on 8.1 Cyan update and I could not get them to my computer via usb as Narender Singh commented, my PC could not see the files which are .mkv files. Anyways, thanks peeps for the help!!!

          • Narender Singh November 11, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

            Hey Kenny
            If the downloaded MKV files are stored to your MicroSD card, you should be able to view them on a PC using a USB cable. That’s how I transfer them to and from the phone. Maybe you need to try again. Just make sure that you chose to download it to a separate folder on your SD card and not the isolated storage (default location) of wpTorrent.

          • john November 18, 2014 at 10:59 am #

            your welcome..i’m glad you got it figured out..once you do, then its pretty smooth sailing..its the initial set up and getting used to it that was the problem cheers

  6. Rithick May 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    How can I add torrent search engines directly in the app

  7. akash July 31, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    How to copy magnet link and paste in to wptorrent also direct download from torrent site does not work in my Lumia 920

    • Narender Singh July 31, 2014 at 8:54 am #

      Clicking on the magnet link should directly be fetched by wpTorrent via the open file dialog. Else, just long tap in IE and select Copy Link.

  8. tanuj September 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    I have active internet connection. And when I add torrent it just shows 0 bytes firewall downloading speed. I tried different torrents bit it’s not working. Pls tell what to do.

    • Narender Singh September 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

      Are you on WiFi? If not, make sure Download only when Wifi is available is not turned on.

  9. Daniel October 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Will wpTorrent be able to download torrents from blocked sites as well? If not then what is the solution?

    • Narender Singh October 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

      I’m not sure as I don’t know of any sites which are blocked here. If there’s a blocked site, how about downloading the torrent from another site? It’s just the file with the details whereas the real data resides somewhere else 😉

  10. Justin October 9, 2014 at 6:47 am #

    Hey i downloaded a certain movie from wpTorrents. Works indeed, but when i open thd movie it asked me to download a codec pack. Please help?!?

    • Narender Singh October 9, 2014 at 7:56 am #

      Not all video formats are supported by Windows Phone out of the box. But you can extend some by increasing Moliplayer which supports a lot of formats. If it can’t play the file as well, you’d need to transfer the movie to a PC and do the conversion to a more widely used format.

  11. Nittu November 25, 2014 at 12:57 am #

    I am searching from last 10 days how can I transfer my movies from WPtorrent to my SD card but find nothing.
    Totally frustrared.
    If you guys know this please please let me know.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Narender Singh November 25, 2014 at 1:14 am #

      You need to have your phone updated to Windows Phone 8.1 or Lumia Cyan in order to achieve this. Otherwise you’ll need a PC connected to the same WiFi network.

      To move:
      Tap on Files on the home of wpTorrent. Long tap on the file to move, select cut. Then swipe left and add SD card as a new folder. Finally paste inside the SD card.

  12. udi November 29, 2014 at 10:05 am #

    I have downloaded wptorrent, but problem is on wifi network it gives downloading speed not more than 25-30kbps
    whether in my laptop downloading speed is about 120-150kbps.
    can anybody help me?

    • Narender Singh November 29, 2014 at 11:02 am #

      Most probably it is because the particular torrent i weak (less or low quality seeds) or you’re far enough from the router that the reception ain’t good. wpTorrent has worked fine for me all the time. It could also be because something else is being downloaded on the PC or another device connected to the same router.

  13. Dada December 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    I downloaded a movie on my Lumia 920. I found the mp4 file in wptorrent. When I click on it it says file name too long. Even if I shorten the name to one word it still says the same thing. How can I watch the movie on the phone?

    • Narender Singh December 2, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

      Have you tried moving it to a new directory? Probably the directory name is too long too?

  14. manish December 10, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Guys in my phone wptorrents just dont show speed more than 1kbps or at times 50bytes/sec……..which is almost zero, although i have a wifi router having 1 mbps connection…..and i get around 120kbps speed on my laptop …plz help me guys…..and there was no other device connected to the wifi when i was downloading through my phone!!! I have almost tried everything to make it work !!!

    • Narender Singh December 10, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      Have you tried some other torrent? That particular torrent might be dead.

      • manish December 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

        I have tried every possible way…tried recent torrents which had like thousands of seeders…changed directory a dozen times….uninstalled and then installed again thinking that it might work…..i am just fed up coz I tried almost everything…..please help me out ….

        • Narender Singh December 10, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

          That’s really strange. Are you able to download files normally via Internet Explorer or UC Browser? If so, give Torrex a try. That’s another torrent client for Windows Phone.

        • Manish December 10, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

          I’ve tried that also …even that didn’t work….that doesn’t even starts downloading…….and yeah I love uc ..cos I could download almost anything from it excel torrents…..and it gives me like 128 kbps speed ……but I think torrenting is not gonna work on my phone !!!!

          • Narender Singh December 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

            That’s seriously strange as both of them work fine for me and millions of others. Does the same happen over a cellular data connection (2G/3G)?

            • manish December 10, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

              I have not tried it over cellular data….if its not working with broadband then I suppose that’s it’s not gonna work with cellular data moreover I can’t afford to use cellular data for torrenting…..

              • Narender Singh December 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm #

                What i meant was to try downloading over cellular connection for about 2-3 minutes if the download speed picks up, then it’s a problem with the WiFi connection (probably DNS or port issues). If it doesn’t, you can go ahead and blame the phone hehe. Was just trying to help in finding out where the problem is.

                • Manish December 11, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

                  You were right dude…the app is working excellent with the mobile network …giving me a hell of a speed ……but its not getting connected with wifi …Although i able to download torrents via my laptop …..and even in my phone normal downloading works…but just torrenting doesn’t work….I mean what kind of problem is this ..Do you have any solution for it ?

                  • Narender Singh December 13, 2014 at 10:42 am #

                    Hmm.. So the phone is pretty okay. Can you try turning on the setting Use Random Port in wpTorrent? Might do some good. Other than that, I’d recommend pooping into the router’s settings to see if there’s some QOS (Quality of Service). My Asus has that and turning it on reduces the focus on downloads giving them lower speeds.

  15. aqib.khan December 12, 2014 at 12:04 am #

    Hi I have Lumina 1320 i installed WP torrent and download a movie. Now how to open it. N play it in my phone. Should i have to install any dvd Player in it??? Help me out…

    • Narender Singh December 12, 2014 at 8:08 pm #

      What format is the movie file in? You might need MoliPlayer if it is not MP4.

  16. Prasad pitt December 18, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    If u cant see still the video then move the app and data from SD to phone memmory ,then make a folder in local so you can see SD folder there ..then copy the file to SD folder..wp.8.1 update very complicated..hv a good day ..

  17. praveen December 21, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    I am able to download the files using wptorrant in my Microsoft 535 mobile (new model). But after downloading, I am not able to copy to computer. Its really confusing. The phone has 8.1 windows mobile os. Can you please give me step by step process to copy the file to my computer. As someone earlier mentioned here, I couldn’t find any wifi share link, Thank you very much in advance.

    • Narender Singh December 21, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

      I’ve updated the article with more information. Check it and let me know if you still have a confusion 🙂

  18. Narayan Sharma December 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    Hi Narender, yaar please do help, i have tried to download MP4 videos & its downloaded as well but can’t be able to play in my window phone. and as you recommended I tried to play the same in moli player & other different player as well. please help me. whatever i download it not runs on the window phone. please help i recently bought a window phone & its really crap……

    • Narender Singh December 25, 2014 at 12:49 am #

      Does Moliplayer show an error while playing it? VLC Media Player should be in the store very soon and maybe you should wait for that as well.
      It was pretty easy for me – Download to SD, Use Files to browse the folder and tap on the MP4 file. It should either play in Xbox Video or in Moliplayer.

  19. rizwan January 5, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

    Narender please help me,U downloaded wptorrent,but i dont know any link of torrents,please provide me with some link and also tell me what procedure to follow after that.

    • Narender Singh January 5, 2015 at 11:43 pm #

      Ah? Buddy.. Just loot around at for what you want to download. When found, click on the Magnet Link (KAT Magnet Link icon) and choose wpTorrent in the next window. wpTorrent will then load the details and you can start downloading.

      • rizwan January 6, 2015 at 11:34 am #

        Thank you,you are genius,there is one more thing i want to understand,what is upload? And after downloading how much i have to upload.

        • Narender Singh January 6, 2015 at 11:53 am #

          You gotta read more about torrenting to know how it works. In short, I’ll only say that torrenting is peer-to-peer thing and what you download is not stored on any server, instead others constantly upload for you to download. So during upload, you’re sharing what you’ve downloaded with others so that they can download as well. You’ll notice the number of seeds in front of the torrent on That’s the number of current users that are uploading.
          You’re not forced to upload and you can yourself decide to upload or not. But for good torrents, it is recommended to upload for sometime (100-200%) so that the torrent stays alive and others could download too. If you have an unlimited connection, seeding won’t hurt. If the connection is limited, you can stop uploading.

  20. rizwan January 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    Narendra sir,I am facing new problem,after clicking on magnet link it moves to wp torrent but now its not showing any detail,so downloading doesn’t start only,any remedies

  21. rizwan January 20, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    And please can you provide any other torrent link cause is not letting me download anything,although I am uploading whatever I am downloading.Thank you.

  22. rizwan February 4, 2015 at 3:48 am #

    Hey there Narendra,whatever I download on wptorrent,it doesn’t show on any player,I mean videos,whatever I download ,I have to everytime open wptorrent to view it,can u tell me what’s the problem,and also can you tell me,how to change the extension of video file on my lumia phone(730).

    • Narender Singh February 4, 2015 at 11:02 am #

      They aren’t generally supposed to show up in Video App unless you change the download location of the file to the SD card and have the video file in one of the formats supported by the Video app.. Moliplayer however should be able to pick up any video file (inc. MKV) stored on the SD card with the exception of app’s own folders (local data) which can only be accessed by that particular app.
      You can change the extension by using a File Manager, but I don’t know why you’d wanna do that 😛

      • ArtyomIlyin March 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

        I have similar issue on my Lumia 925. I don’t have an SD card. How can I open downloaded videos with a video player?
        By the way, the wptorrent app is great.

        • ArtyomIlyin March 21, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

          Solved this. Thank you.

  23. aman negi April 4, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    It shows an error saying file path is too long, please organise your files? Please help.

    • Kolin Armstrong April 13, 2015 at 11:48 pm #

      Try using the Long path tool software, hope it will solve your problem

  24. samson April 15, 2015 at 2:10 am #

    when i download on my nokia lumia 520 it won’t enter my sd card what the cause

  25. tittus August 16, 2015 at 1:27 am #

    What does it mean and what do I do when it say path too long re organize?

  26. Tushar September 6, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    How to select only the sample file from the set of files provided in a torrent? The sample file can be selected but the main film file of bigger size starts downloading.

  27. fahad Shabbi September 16, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

    Dear sir,
    how can i download movies on my lumia 625

  28. APPLEdark35 October 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Dear Sir, i forgot to mention the location where the folder should have been saved . Now i cannot find the movie and can’t transfer it too . please help .
    thank u

  29. epic-evs October 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    Hi wp8.1 wp torrent why is it so slow download and upload takes almost a day is thair anything I can do to solve this problem ??

  30. badrobot February 11, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

    just downloaded complete file on my lumia 520 using WPtorrent but now it says file is corrupted. is there any way to recover my file???
    Plzz help!

  31. sandeep May 5, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    when i am downloading any video, it keep on showing the message storage allocation ….and downloading stops…and resumes after 1 or 2 mins and again same messages shows with in 5 to resolve it ..please help me…

  32. antonio July 28, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    kindly anyone has any servers to be included in wp Mobile torrent, thanks in advance

  33. ashu November 20, 2016 at 9:21 am #

    I had downloaded some important data but after that wp torrent doesn’t worked properly so that i was unstalled it then again installed but now i coudn’t find my data …plzz help me narendra ji

    • Narender Singh November 20, 2016 at 10:18 am #

      You will not be able to recover the data if you did not move it out of the WP torrent’s App Data folder. The app data folder is cleared when the app is removed.

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