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Ask yourself first why you need an icon? Rotating one's mobile device is a fairly common and one could argue, intuitive interaction. If people need more room, they often naturally tilt it into landscape by default. I'd argue the icon is completely superfluous. The number of people that would a) be frustrated that things don't fit well in portrait and b) not ...


I would go both tilting rectangle and arrow. The arrows a standarized icon for refreshing/synchronizing so I won't use them alone. The rectangle alone doesn't say too much by itself, the motion part . Android uses something like this (although I don't really like that arrows) and the labeling also helps a lot:


This search seems to yield quite a few results: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rotate+screen+icon&espv=2&biw=1342&bih=648&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=IaSfVcmCB8at7AbSwIHYBQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ Most of them seem to be based on a stylised phone icon either show at an angle with one or two arrows to denote rotation direction or ...

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