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Top Torrent Tips for uTorrent Users

Torrents sites have become one of the go to locations in case anyone wants to download media or any other content from the internet. There are a number of reasons for this and most of you torrent users would be aware of it. Although there are a few BitTorrent clients, uTorrent is by far one of the most widely used BitTorrent clients for users downloading worry free torrents. uTorrent is very user friendly, easy to use, and the site keeps providing regular updates that fix bugs in the previous releases, if any.

While developers work very hard to ensure that the new features in uTorrent help users to make their job even easier, a lot of users do not notice them. To help you in getting the best out of uTorrent, here are a few features that you might have overlooked. These are very helpful in more than one ways and you just have to figure out how to use them.

Bandwidth Cap

As the name suggests, this feature will help you in keeping a check on the amount of data that you download and upload. Although most broadband users have unlimited data upload and download features, there is significant number of users who still have a limited data plan. Those users will find this feature to be very helpful. Also, if you are using a data card with a limited data transfer plan, you will find this feature to be extremely convenient. One of the noteworthy aspects about this is that it will not only monitor your download but your data uploads also. Also, you can use this tool in tandem with the scheduler to ensure that you download data during the peak download speed hours.

Boss Mode

When you are downloading sensitive content, you do not want anyone with access to your computer to see the client. This is where Boss Mode will come in handy for you. Once you enable this, the uTorrent client will be hid from anyone who is peeking into your computer to take a look at your screen, physically or digitally. There will be no traces of the client and only you can recover it as you will know the location of the shortcut. If you are worried that someone might adopt the same strategy to search for the download client, you can even protect it with a password so that there will be an additional layer of security for your downloads.

Send to Friend

When you want any of your friends to have some have the content that you downloaded with torrents, you usually send the torrent file which you had used to download. Sometimes, people faced a problem of lack of seeds to the torrent file. Now, all that can be eliminated with the new Send to Friend option in your uTorrent client. You can generate a link to the file by just dragging the content that you want to share with your friend on to the uTorrent client. When you have the link, you can send it to your friend anytime you want. All you must ensure is that your internet connection is on and the location of the file you shared is the same as when you generated the share link. Your friend or even friends can download the file.

Android Wi-Fi Only Mode

This feature is only for Android users who use uTorrent on their phones. Phones usually have limited data plans and downloading content on phones with the data plan is not a good idea. With Wi-Fi only mode, your download will happen only when your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Otherwise, the download will be stopped, which in turn conserves bandwidth.

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