Where Does BitTorrent Save Downloaded Files On Android?

Confused by where those torrents you downloaded through the BitTorrent app onto your Android device have gone? Well, be confused no longer! The answer is simple.

Whether you’re downloading music, TV shows, movies or pictures (or anything else for that matter), these files will be saved by default to either the ‘Music’ or ‘Video’ library within the BitTorrent app itself. They will not be saved elsewhere on your Android device, so don’t bother searching through your Gallery app for that new Avengers movie which just finished its torrenting. 

However, if you wish to customize the destination folder for new BitTorrent downloaded files on Android, you can do so by following these instructions:

How to change the default location folder for BitTorrent Android downloads

  1. On your Android device, locate and tap on the BitTorrent app to open it
  2. From the homescreen of the BitTorrent app, locate your current torrents (either downloading or downloaded and peer sharing)
  3. Next, tap on any torrent in the list
  4. Scroll to the bottom of your chosen torrent’s screen, and find ‘Download Location’, then tap on it
  5. Time to select the destination folder of your choice from any of the folders available (and with space) on your Android device. To select the appropriate folder, simply find it and tap on it
  6. You have successfully changed the default destination folder for Android BitTorrent torrent downloads, and any new torrent downloads will automatically be saved to this location

That’s all you need to do in order to find your BitTorrent files and change the destination folder if needs be. For any other information, or if you still have questions on this topic, please direct your attention to our comprehensive list of FAQs below.


What is BitTorrent on Android?

BitTorrent is a torrent download and play application, and one of the most famous and trustworthy of its kind. With BitTorrent, either on Android or on your computer, you can download music, TV shows, movies and more, provided you have located decent quality torrents (file links) for them from the internet (which the BitTorrent Android app will help you do). 

The BitTorrent Android app is super easy to use, allowing its users to freely stream and torrent a huge variety of file types found all over the internet. The UX is smooth and the UI equally streamlined, with options to search for torrents, download them, and play them, all within the app. 

You, however, are here because you presumably have already used BitTorrent, but can’t find the files you’ve downloaded through it. Either that, or before you install the app you want to make sure it’s legit. Well, we’re happy to tell you that it is legit, and the files you download can be easily located.

To learn where BitTorrent saves your downloaded files on Android, read our full article above. It’s short and sweet and to the point, we promise!

Is it legal to use BitTorrent on Android?

The legality of BitTorrent use is an interesting question, whether you use its Android app or the desktop version. Technically speaking, BitTorrent is a legal application providing peer-to-peer file sharing. In other words, it allows someone in Canada, say, to easily share a file with someone in India, or Japan, or Nigeria. 

Wherever you are in the world, BitTorrent allows you to upload files which can then be downloaded by other ‘peers’, the more of whom download it the easier and faster it is for then more people to download the same file, and on and on.

However, the question of illegality can (and often does) come into play with regards to what you’re actually downloading. If you’re downloading somebody’s holiday pictures or a song they’ve written and recorded and freely, and knowingly, shared on BitTorrent, then this is completely legal.

On the other hand, if you’re using the Android BitTorrent app to download a feature film to which you do not own the rights, or an album from an artist on a record label you do not own, or pretty much any for-profit materials, then you are doing so in breach of the law.

Whether you wish to proceed using BitTorrent to download that latest Marvel movie or not, now knowing that to do so is illegal, we’ll leave for you to decide.

What can you download through BitTorrent on Android?

BitTorrent is simply the app used to download and stream torrents (file links) from anywhere on the internet. In and of itself, there is technically no limit to what type of media, or what content, you can download to your Android device. 

However, your choices will mostly be limited by three things: the torrents available on the internet, your ability to search for said torrents, and the amount of available storage space on your Android device (covered in greater detail in the proceeding FAQ). 

Not everything you might wish to download will be torrentable, especially if it is only very recently released to the public, or extremely niche. Thankfully, however, the BitTorrent Android app makes it easy to search the web for torrents just by plugging in your preferred search into the magnifying glass icon search bar, and going from there.

How much storage space do I need for BitTorrent on Android?

The answer to this question depends entirely on what you plan or want to download through BitTorrent to your Android device. The BitTorrent app itself is of average app size, and shouldn’t take up much more than 10-20MB of data on your smartphone or Android tablet.

However, on the other hand, many of the files you’ll likely be using BitTorrent to download will be substantially larger. Movies, for example, often require several GB of free data, whilst albums from musicians will likely require similar. 

Thus, a better answer to this question is: the more space you have available on your Android device, the more you will be able to download through the BitTorrent app. It’s as simple as that.