Lightroom: Can I stack develop presets on an image?

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I can’t seem to stack or layer presets on LR mobile. I want to apply multiple presets to a single picture to get that perfect edit but each time I click the next preset I want to add to the previous one that’s already applied(first preset I applied) it just overwrites it. The format of the photo is in raw (incase that makes a difference).
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This makes sense as those are "presets", so positions of cursors. So stacking them just doesn't mean anything.
If you have presets acting on different cursors, like one for exposure and one for vignette, the can be "stacked" without any issue.
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Presets apply develop settings, not cursor positions. But they don't do so by 'stacking' the same settings, they replace them. So if your first preset applies Saturation =10 for example, and the second preset applies Saturation = 5, then the result of clicking preset 1 and then preset 2 is not Saturation = 15, but Saturation = 5.
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What’s the difference between cursor position and develop setting?
If you move saturation or exposure cursor, it will change the develop setting, no?
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Also note the following if you save your own presets: Always make sure that you only check those options in the preset that are indeed what you want to save in the preset. Do not check anything else! The reason is this: Suppose you want to save a simple preset, that only sets Saturation to 20. If you keep Exposure checked when you save this preset, then the current Exposure setting will also be saved inside that preset, also if Exposure is zero. That means that when you apply this preset, it will zero out any existing Exposure setting...