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On my site (drupal 9.2.8) users add content and there is no need to put any information to 'Title' field. I was trying to make this field not required via form_alter in custom module but it did not work:

function yourmodule_form_alter(&$form, \Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface $form_state, $form_id){
  if ($form['#form_id'] == 'node_somenode_form' or $form['#form_id'] == 'node_somenode_form'){
    $form['title']['widget']['0']['#required'] = FALSE;    // not working
    $form['title']['widget']['#required'] = FALSE;    // not working
    $form['title']['#required'] = FALSE;    // not working
  }
}

As a workaround in my module I prefill Title using form_alter:

$form['title']['widget']['0']['value']['#default_value'] = 'any default title';

and then just hide this field from form. There are a few ways of doing that (In form alter what is the different way of hiding fields and what is the difference between them? ), I decided to use hide:

hide($form['title']);

but I am curies why ['#required'] = FALSE; doesn't work for Title field but it works fine with other fields.

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You should use Automatic Entity Label:

"Automatic Entity Label" is a small and efficient module that allows hiding of entity label fields.

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