f you want to take a break without returning your bike to a station, just use the lock on the rear wheel to immobilise it and select "Yes" on the display to confirm that you are taking a break. The display then shows you are in pause mode, and your personal unlocking code appears briefly. To get going again, use this code to unlock the bike and then press the red button on the lock. You can also find the unlocking code in your personal data on the app.
Please note: make sure you are not near a bike station when taking a break. We recommend being least 30 metres from a terminal, otherwise your bike might accidentally register itself as returned.