Torrex Pro adds download only over Wi-Fi option in latest update for Windows Phone 8.1

Torrex Pro

Torrex Pro has just picked up an update on Windows Phone. It's not a major update, but it makes one of our favorite BitTorrent apps on Windows Phone an even better option for those on limited data plans. Now you can set the app to download only over Wi-Fi.

Torrex Pro is a great BitTorrent client for Windows Phone 8.1. With the app you're able to download any torrent or magnet links. Background downloading is also supported with the app.

However, before today's update, you couldn't make the app only download over Wi-Fi. Which might be really bad for your limited data plan if you start a download at home and end up on your cellular network before it's over. That's an easy way to eat through your data plan.

Today's update, version, adds a 'only download over Wi-Fi' option that will make many of you happy. Small update, but makes it really handy.

Take Torrex Pro for a free spin and let us know what you think! It's available for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1!

Thanks for the tip Sameer!

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Valkyria says:

A post for such a minor update...

Sam Sabri says:

It's an awesome app! And not a minor update for those with limited data plans ;)

Valkyria says:

Oh well...i'm spoiled by unlimited data plan:D

Anubis4574 says:

How?? What carrier?

3 UK, unlimited data, 5000mins 5000sms £18

dalyjc says:

Ah what the hell... +1520

I'm going to give it a try.

anirban130 says:

Update was done before its posting here in wpcentral lolz

Warbler says:

Love this app, after installing it I hardly use my PC

4bh1sh3k says:

How to get background downloading working though? The downloading seems to pause and resume everytime I go out and come back to app. There's no setting either.

Yousef Kawmi says:

i think he still need to update the app

thekinghippo says:

WPcentral had that fact wrong in their last article about torrex as well. It's entirely possible (even likely) they've made the same mistake again. As far as I know WP doesn't have an API available to do so.

Yousef Kawmi says:

I think myTube can download in the background, maybe not Torrents like the next comment say ? (irvin792 )

anoop s says:

wptorrent app can download under lockscreen. i think its better than torrex.

npoe says:

UC browser is able to download in the background.

irvin792 says:

Cant be done with torrents in windows phone, only html downloads

Krishanu Dey says:

The app even isn't downloading anything in my L520

Bob101910 says:

Usually I turn off cellular data before downloading anything, so this will save a few seconds.

PurpleOmen says:

I'm having problems changing the destination folder in settings, just crashes! Plus I have two toggles for preventing the screen locking?! Anyone else? L1520

thekinghippo says:

I had that same problem after one of the other updates. Re install it and it should work fine.

PurpleOmen says:

Thanks buddy, shoulda tried that first!....

How does one download torrents on your phone? Doesn't that require a ton of memory?

UchilHasmit says:

No.. Why? Depends on what you download..

Got it. I'm only used to torrent sites having Windows apps. Duh, my bad.

thekinghippo says:

Um... Depends what you're downloading?

irvin792 says:

I recently downloaded an album (Music) using this app and when I went to play my music, all my music was gone except for the new album I just downloaded............back to wptorrent Pro for me :(

Very sad day

Does this manage torrent download to other locations besides the phone? Seems pointless having a torrent client with such a limited memory. No good for films.

thekinghippo says:

It can download to an SD card..... I think what you're thinking of is a torrent "remote". This is a torrent client. :P

Yeah I am. Thanks. No SD card here. But how do you deal with fakes, poor quality rips and bad tagging? This is something I want to manage on my laptop before moving stuff to my phone.

Jack Neill says:

I do it by not stealing movies off the internet and purchasing content legally... but I know I am not in good company syaing that around here...

PurpleOmen says:

Use www.yts.re for movie torrents(bluray only 720p/1080p) www.kickass.to for anything else :)

Yousef Kawmi says:

By using good site ;)
http://yify-torrents.com/ has the best quality movies

Yousef Kawmi says:

Movies torrenting ! nice :)

which site ? 

Yousef Kawmi says:

For me yify-torrents.com movies
Kickass.to everything :)

Yep that's the one. Yifi and KAT.. :-)

jfreiman says:

Torrent apps with out support for proxy's are worthless - in my opinion.
It's one thing if you home ISP drops you be use you have alternatives, but what happens if your phone ISP drops you?
I'm sure there are other users for torrent apps, but it seems very narrow in focus.
That said, I do live using BitTorrent Sync to mirror folders from my PC to phone's SD card. :)

This app is not available for my device :( 

~ Lumia 720 user

imabhilash says:

Its available... Try to find by its keyword...

Exlent application

desmunkan says:

Thanks a lot to the developers. Keep it up. I love this awesome app.

Jabid21 says:

Does this one support torrent video streaming? Didn't really find anything in the description indicating that. I bought the pro version of wptorrent and that one has it.

PurpleOmen says:

Yes it does :)

mesamit says:

hope utorrent and bit torrent brings their torrent app too

Aashish13 says:

I better find using bit torrent on pc. Dony wanna fill the phone with torrent files

WixosTrix says:

Torrex is great! I've been using it on my Surface for a while and ended up getting it for free when it came out for WP as a universal app. I can download in the background on my Surface now, I love it and it's quite fast.


I'm unable to add download destination.whenever I try to choose destination ,the inbuilt file manager crashes.....plz help......L920

amit gatte says:

I love wptorrent more than this

Same, prefer wptorrent.

Pritamsathe says:

got to try it.

andynew89 says:

I like this app because is simple, looks fine and it runs in the background but when trying to download a lot of times I get an error that the file is unsupported but wptorrent downloads it no problem and yes the file is supported by WP OS

atash55 says:

The background download of data doest work very well. Does it work for anyone else when the screen is locked? wptorrent downloads even when the screen is locked.

coby5555 says:

You must try WpTorrent, I think it's the best