When you pause your monthly premium subscription renewal from your Account page what you are doing is delaying your subscription renewal to a future date.
Note: 12-month subscriptions cannot be paused -- only canceled.
For example, if you subscribe for 1 month on 9/1/2022 and pause your subscription on 9/15/2022, your premium subscription remains active until 10/1/2022. At that time, your premium subscription will pause, or become inactive, until the date you picked to resume (in this example, 1/1/2023).
The amount of time you subscribe for is not a "total amount of time used." The subscription period starts on the day you subscribe to premium and ends after 1 or 12 months after that day, based on the length of the plan you select. You can still cancel the auto-renewal at any time.
Please note that only subscriptions purchased via our website can be paused. iOS and Android/Google Play subscriptions cannot be paused.
Learn how to pause your subscription here.