Android is by far the easiest and most portable way to consume torrents on-the-go. Unlike it’s rival the iPhone, user’s don’t have to jailbreak or “root” the Android device to download torrents. Fortunately, there is a wide selection of android torrent clients available for download directly from the Google Play store. But wait just a minute – before you power on your Android device and fire up Bittorrent, it is important to know the potential privacy implications of doing so.
Most Android devices are also tied to a cellphone provider and corresponding data plan. Every time you access the internet from Android, the provider assigns your device a personal IP address that is easily visible to others in the torrent swarm. This means that after just a few minutes of downloading a single file, your personal IP address is being broadcast to hundreds if not thousands of peers. Not all of these peers are interested in just sharing files… If you haven’t taken a moment to anonymize your personal IP address with Android VPN service from TorGuard, it is only a matter of time before your personal info could become compromised.
Gone are the days of complicated Android VPN configurations and setup tutorials. TorGuard offers easy to use Android VPN service solutions that work on any device and can be setup within minutes. Before you download torrents, first search for “TorGuard” on Google Play and install the VPN app as seen below:
Next, register for a VPN service account on TorGuard.net and choose your VPN username and password. It is good to choose a VPN password and username that is both easy to type and remember. This is the login info you will be entering into the TorGuard Android VPN app. Next, launch the Android VPN app, and choose the anonymous VPN server you wish to connect to. (Choose a country closest to you for best download speeds). Enter your TG info and then tap “Login”. You can tap the “remember credentials” to prevent re-entering your user details again.
TorGuard’s Android app is powered by OpenVPN and provides military grade security anywhere you go. As long the app is running in the background ALL applications are tunneled through the secure VPN server in the country of your choosing. For example, you could be driving down the interstate in your home town while the android device in your pocket simultaneously downloads torrents in another continent. Due to the high encryption standards provided by OpenVPN, this will drain the battery slightly. We highly recommend keeping the android device connected to a car or wall charger so the battery stays topped off.
Download Torrents with Global Android VPN Servers
TorGuard maintains the fastest and most secure Android VPN servers worldwide. All android VPN members have access to 250+ gigabit VPN Servers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, New Zealand and more! (30+ Countries Total) We don’t limit server switching so you can connect freely between various server locations around the world.