So here is what happened. I created a Note called fileA. It was on iCloud and I also have an iPhone on iCloud. Here is the sequence of events: fileA is updated to v2 on iPhone and Mac OSX I backup and sell my iPhone My Mac OSX disconnects from iCloud (signed out) fileA is updated to v3 on Mac OSX (this contains really important information) I purchase a new iPhone and restore from the backup in step 2 I sign into iCloud on my iPhone, fileA is a v2 I sign into iCloud on Mac OSX., fileA is at v2 At the end of the day, I've lost v3 on my Mac and iPhone. What do I do?? Thanks in advance.