How To Install presets To Lightroom Mobile (Troubleshoot Tutorial)

In this blog post I’ll show you how to install presets to Lightroom Mobile and help you troubleshoot when the steps in my video tutorial aren’t working for you.

If you’ve downloaded mobile presets and can’t open them in Lightroom via the normal way, this is a good alternative!

Follow this step by step tutorial and you will be good to go:

Picture of Dng preset file

Before we start please make sure your Operating System is up to date and you’ve updated the Lightroom app as well. This is the cause of most issues of people who are struggling to install the presets on their phone/Desktop!


1. Open the izip app (if you haven’t downloaded the app please do this first) and press Files.

open the izip app

2. Press on the folder of the preset pack you have downloaded.

press the Preset pack folder within izip app

3. Choose the option Preset Files.

Within the preset folder, choose the preset file

4. Choose one .dng (preset) image.

Chose a preset .dng files

5. A Window will open, press Open in. You should normally see the Lightroom App (Copy to Lightroom CC) If you don’t see the app scroll to the right until you see the 3 dots (more) and choose that option. Make sure that the Lightroom CC app is activated (green bar).

choose the option more to activiate lightroom
Moove the green bar so you activate lightroom
Choose the Lightroom app to open the preset file with Lightroom

If you can’t open the dng image this way, I’ll show you now how to do it with the icloud.


6. After open the dng file in the izip app you have to press on the bottom left ’’save to files’’.

Press to Save to Files to do it with the icloud way

7. You then have to choose ‘’’icloud drive’’ (or other if you’re using android) and press ‘’’ADD’’ on the bottom right.

Choose icloud files and press the button on the top right ‘‘ADD’’

8. You now go to your Files app within your iphone.

Open up the files app in your iphone

9. In the top row there should be your .dng preset file.

choose the .dng preset file

10. Open this file and press the button on the bottom left.

Choose the file and press the button down left

11. You now choose the 4th button on the lowest row ‘’’Save Image’’.

You now choose the button ‘‘Save Image’’ on the button

12. Now open your Lightroom App on your mobile Phone.

Open the Lightroom CC app on your iPhone

13. Now choose to add a new image in the Lightroom App.

Now choose to add image in Lightroom (the button on the bottom right)

14. Choose your .DNG preset image from your Photos and Add it to your Lightroom.

Choose your saved .dng image and open it in Lightroom

15. You should see the DNG Image now in your Lightroom app. Choose the dots on the top right to make it a preset!

You should now see the preset picture. Choose the 3 dots on the top right to make it a preset

16. Give the preset a name of your choice and press the button the top right and there you go, done!

Give the preset a name and add it to a group and press the button on the top right to finish the process

Thanks for reading, let me know in the comments if you have any further questions.