When we got home, my wife quickly asked, “Do you know where my phone is?” I pulled out my phone and asked Siri “Where is my wife?”1 I saw that she was on the other side of the river from our house. It was then I knew her iPhone had slipped out of her pocket. I quickly opened Find my iPhone, and since we have Family Sharing enabled, I was able to put my wife’s phone in “Lost Mode.”
This mode is amazing. It suspends Apple Pay, and puts up a message saying the phone is lost. 2 This message is my favorite, because not only does it say this phone is lost it also displays and prompts the finder to call a number you enter when placing the phone in this mode. On my drive back to get it, I even got a call from the shop informing me they had found the phone and were holding it behind the counter.
All in all everything worked great. All we lost was a few minutes, a bit of gas, and possibly some dignity. But the phone – and all of its data – was safe.