The effect of low-temperature treatment (200°C) in a humid argon atmosphere and subsequent annealing (930°C) on the critical parameters of a highly textured YBa2Cu3O6.9 has been studied. During annealing at T = 200°C, the absorbed water is incorporated into the structure of the compound, which is accompanied by the deterioration of its superconducting properties. However, after the recovery annealing at T = 930°C and subsequent oxidation, the superconducting characteristics ( j c , B 1 c , and F p ) are improved. This is explained by the formation of 124-type planar defects, which are effective pinning centers, especially in high fields applied perpendicular to the c axis (⊥ c). The optimum conditions of double annealing substantially increasing the critical current density ( j c ≥ 104 A/cm2) in an external magnetic field up to 10 T and also the first critical fields have been found. In fields up to ∼3 T, the critical current density j c is isotropic despite the conservation of high texture in the samples.