The iPad is a wonderfully versatile object with a huge range of features and capabilities: it's possible to happily own and use an iPad for years without doing any more than scratching the surface of what it can do.
This article, then, is for both absolute iPad beginners - who may have just bought an iPad or received one as a present - and for veterans who are looking to get more out of their tablet. We're going to list all of the tutorials we've written for iPad users, taking you from the basics, such as setup and Settings, to more advanced steps such as jailbreaking.
Before we start, here's a more general overview of our favourite iPad tips: 40 awesome tips for iPad users
Which iPad: This might be too late, but just in case you haven't chosen your iPad yet, here's our huge iPad buying guide, recently updated for winter 2015/2016. It walks you through the differences between the 61 different combinations of iPad model, storage capacity, connectivity and colour that Apple currently sells, and offers clear buying advice to help you decide which is the one for you.
And if you prefer your advice in video form, take a look at this:
At the other end of the product lifecycle, if you decide you want to sell your iPad, here's our advice on getting the best price for it:
Setup: The next stage, once you've actually got an iPad, is to get it set up and running. This is a reassuringly user-friendly process: let us talk you through it.
Again, we've created a video to help you through this procedure:
Settings: It's not a glamorous part of the iPad, but the Settings app holds the key to customising your iPad experience. Our guide to configuring settings in iOS will help you make your iPad behave exactly the way you want it to.
Best of the rest: Here are eight more handy beginner-level tutorials that we think will prove invaluable.
COMMUNICATION & SOCIAL
The iPad is great for keeping in touch. We've got four useful tutorials that will help you more out of the iPad as a communications tool.
iOS is the operating system software that runs on every iPad (and iPhone and iPod touch, for that matter). Learning iOS's abilities, as well as how to upgrade it to the latest version (if this is the right decision for you) is a key part of mastering the iPad.
APPS & GAMES
The reason we say that iOS devices are so versatile comes to the huge library of apps and games: more than a million and continuing to grow all the time. Well over half of these are optimised for iPad.
Of course, not all of these apps are excellent - in fact most are not. Which means that finding the best software to install on your iPad is a key skill you'll need to develop.
HACKING & JAILBREAKING
What do you do when something goes wrong with your iPad? Here are tutorials we'e written explaining how to deal with a number of common complaints; Apple's discussion forums are an excellent resource if we haven't got the answer you're looking for.
Finally, if you get your iPad wet, take a look at our guide to drying out a wet iPhone. The same techniques apply to the iPad.