OnePlus OxygenOS 12.1 has a new Shelf feature that started life as a feature that customizes one of the home screen panels in the launcher. That is never really appreciated, this feature and somehow it got even more complicated on the OnePlus 10 Pro.
You can no longer set it up to be a Google Feed replacement on the -1 screen on the launcher homescreen – very likely due to Google mobile service requirements, so blame Google for that. As a reference, OnePlus has combined this with an action popping up for the notification tray from the top-right corner.
And now OnePlus Shelf has launched its app with this trigger action. When you drag the shade up again because you drag it down to access the shelf, you’re back to the home screen because you technically jumped from the OnePlus Shelf app instead of going back to your previous app.
You have to swipe right/left to go back to your previous app, which is not intuitive. It’s an overwhelming experience and the app itself is of limited use to me. However, some users may find it useful so that you can keep it enabled when needed.
How to enable/disable the OnePlus OxygenOS 12.1 Shelf?
You can simply swipe down from the top-right edge of the screen to enter the OnePlus Shelf. However, according to some of the new models, the company may have changed the enabling pattern of the function. In that case, you can follow the given steps:
- Long press anywhere on the screen
- Click on the Customize tab
- Tap on the Enable Shelf option
- Go to Settings > Special Features > Shelf.
- Enable/disable the feature, as needed.
- Set up other parameters as needed.