How do I get SuiteCRM to recognize that PHP has been upgraded to 7.2?

Upgrade wizard system check showed the following:
Minimum PHP Version 7.0.33-0+deb9u1. The recommended php version is 7.1.0 or above.

So I upgraded/installed PHP7.2.
php -v shows PHP 7.2.15… is installed.

I stopped apache and then started it.

The system check still sees php 7.0.33.

What else do I need to do?

This is not a SuiteCRM issue, it’s a Web server/Linux configuration issue.

Note that you have two PHP’s, one for Web server (which SuiteCRM app uses) and one for Command-line, or CLI (which SuiteCRM cron jobs use).

You can try uninstalling the older PHP from your system, and check your web server config.

When you type “php -v” you get results from the CLI. To know your web server PHP version I suggest checking in SuiteCRM menus: Admin / Diagnostic / phpinfo.