HAAALP! So my iPhone 6+ just randomly stopped working on me this past Saturday morning. I suspected water damage from steam in the bathroom (I occasionally use it to read ebooks while bathing), but just had a local repair shop open it up and there were no signs of water damage... They cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol and put it in the dehydrator anyways to see if it'd help. Nothing. They then tried replacing the battery and even put in a new charging port... still, nothing.
The phone is completely unresponsive. It's just over a year old. I've come to terms that I'm probably just going to have to get a new phone. However, I am concerned that I may have lost my most important data in the Notes section of my iPhone - specifically the section titled "on my phone."
I did not realize that this section meant that the notes were only stored locally on my phone and not on iCloud or gmail. I have extremely important to-do lists in addition to over 40 recipes that I created for an ebook that I am writing. I seriously just assumed everything would always be backed up on the cloud...
I am a pretty techy person and can't believe I overlooked this detail in storing my most important data. Is there anything I can do to recover this from an unresponsive phone? I made an appointment with the genius bar, but it's still over a week away. Will the notes automatically show up if I get a new iPhone or am I SOL? Please help if you know the answer!! Thank you!