Omnipod Dash PDM Sound

Hey everyone,

As you may or may not be aware you can disable the pod sound by hitting the kill switch before you put on you pod (and the pod still works!).

However, the PDM still beeps (and never stays on vibrate mode :roll_eyes:). Granted not as loud as the Pod but still would like the ability to temporarily or permanently disable the speaker so I can bring my PDM to meetings without it going off.

Some options I have thought of:

• Sound proof pouch

problem: haven’t been able to find anything that doesn’t also block Bluetooth which defeats the point of having the pouch (still might try this if there are no better options)

• Headphone Jack

The dash comes with a headphone jack but I’m not sure an alert will only come through headphones and not the speaker as well.

• Taping the speaker

I tried this with electrical tape and scotch tape and it didn’t have a noticeable impact.

• Disabling the speaker via code

I’m in the IT field so I think I have the technical skills to do this but I’m hesitant to attempt to gain access to the code. At least not without some more intimate knowledge of the PDM code.

Does anyone else have any ideas (I’m willing to experiment) or solution they have tried?


(PS. An easy solution might be switching pumps. But, I live an active lifestyle and really don’t see tubing as an option for me. In addition to the fact I want to be as discrete as possible.)


I’m not familiar with the Dash. I use Omnipod Eros pods, the older version of Omnipod. I use it with Loop on my iphone, which takes the place of the PDM. In Loop, you can disable the Pod beeps. Loop is integrated with Dexcom CGM, so it will adjust insulin based on your BG values and settings.

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Have you tried rooting it?

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No, I hadn’t thought of that actually, but if it’s an android based device that in theory should work. I assume Omnipod has some security on it but I’d be more comfortable trying this than just editing pure code. I might try this, thanks!