If the iPad Guy has asked you to swap out your iPad, here is a list of things you need to do on your OLD iPad before turning it in.
If you can’t – because the screen is too damaged, etc. – then it’s possible you MIGHT lose some data. At the very least the process will be more inconvenient [as opposed to catastrophic].
Settings –> iCloud –> Backup. “BACKUP NOW”. Wait for it to complete – it will take a while.
Notability –> Settings [gear icon on the front screen]. Make SURE AutoUpdate is turned ON.
Drive –> Look inside the notability folder, make sure your latest notability stuff is there. Look inside the “Google Photos” folder – make sure your pix are there. If they aren’t, then manually copy them up to that folder [Plus icon, bottom right, select Photos album, click on the pictures that are missing, click the Blue Checkmark to start the upload.]
Once this is done we can start working on your replacement iPad.