Serenity Caldwell at iMore has a story that will make your hair stand on end, in which she leaves her iPad Pro at a rest stop at 1 a.m…. and uses iCloud to recover it.
Thankfully, until your battery dies or your device is forceably turned off, Lost Mode not only automatically locks your iOS device and displays information on the screen, it also keeps track of any movement. If my device was taken out of the rest stop, I’d see a red dotted line via iCloud that tracked it from its initial “Lost” location to any new location.
If you’ve wondered what to do if you lose an iOS device, this story has a bunch of good information.