My husband was tinkerting with my new phone and in the process of removing the plastic cover or something he reboot/reformatted the device.
It no longer recognizes my email address but my husband tells me there is a way to recover the lost data as I had been testing it using wifi.
He has mentioned something about TWRP-- no idea. I am reluctant to allow him access to the phone again.
I know the data is there somewhere, still. I have turned off the phone in order to preserve the phone in the most immediate post format state.
(When someone wipes your phone without your consent, allowing them access to attempt a recovery is not the first thing that comes to mind..)