Hi Beth –
The iPads do have a finite amount of storage, and it sounds like they’re all at maximum capacity. The only way to free up some space is to delete old Apps (movies, music & pictures take up space, too, but i don’t think you’ve accumulated much of those). There could be some Apps on there that you no longer need or want.
To check the storage usage, go to Settings->General->Usage. The iPad will list all the Apps & the amount of storage they are using. Sift through the list (start with the big ones at the top) and take note of Apps that you don’t use.
Then delete them. To do so, click the App in this list and then select “Delete App”.
You can always re-download previously purchased Apps without having to re-pay for them.
On Sep 24, 2012, at 1:55 PM, Beth wrote:
> Hunter, > I am looking at iPads that were left here over the summer with at least 83 updates to download. Of course when attempting to download the updates, I get the “there is not enough available local storage to download these items.” Now what the heck do I do? I am now officially sending up the Batman searchlight. Look for the bat logo in tonight’s sky! Augghhhh! > Beth